Social Aims

The Borders Green Team Enterprises provides employment and training for adults with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders. We were established in 2006 as a social enterprise: a trading business which has social and/or environmental benefit as its primary objective and uses its assets and profit for the benefit of the community.

We currently provide around 35 training and volunteering placements per week. We have two grass cutting squads and another squad learning woodworking skills. This provides trainees with the experience of preparing for work and helps them develop social skills and friendships.

Trainees are encouraged to work towards a recognised qualification and each has an individual personal action plan which includes regular reviews of progress. The overall aim is to provide each trainee with a worthwhile experience which will enhance not only their ability to access further training or employment but also increase their integration into their local communities.

Our particular aims are to: