Exciting Management Opportunity for all Members



Have you ever thought about running or working in a small business?

Step Ahead is planning on starting a small social enterprise and we are looking for volunteer members who would like to be involved. We are not looking for specific skills at this point, more a desire to be involved. The aim of the social enterprise to is provide members with an opportunity to upskill into the many different roles a business needs to run smoothly. This first group of volunteers will become the management team who will make the decisions about how the social enterprise will be run, including a business plan, resources needed and the various requirements of how to get underway. It’s an exciting opportunity to take part in building a business from the very ground up.

Of course, if you already have some experience in any of these areas you will also be most welcome. We will be looking for people who would like to learn about marketing, computer use, budgeting, accounting, recruitment and how to run a business – training will be provided if you have no experience.

At this stage the social enterprise we are planning will be for a sewing and clothing repairs workshop that would also be open to the local community. This however is open to change depending on what the members want.

If you would like to know more about this come along to our no obligation information session at Stanmore Road on Thursday 5th December at 2pm. Any questions please come and see Julie.

Keep up the good work, consumer driven organisations are always empowering to clients.
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Referrer , Canterbury
Step Ahead is a wonderful asset in Christchurch for people with a mental illness. You do great work!
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Family member , Christchurch
I believe if people start attending from hospital, they are more likely to engage once living in the community. Keep keeping on!
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Clinician , Christchurch
I know my sister really enjoys and looks forward to the ski day every year, and some trips/day outings . . . She also appreciates the newsletter every month, and I know that gives her a boost . . . thank you for your hard work and support.
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Family Member , Christchurch
Over the time as I see consumers grow and become more confident, I am amazed. The groups, activities and support given is well received by consumers, and family/whanau. You hold a valuable service, keep challenging.
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Referrer , Canterbury
Step Ahead has been very useful for our family member. It has given her strength and confidence to attempt things she would never have done in the past. She is meeting a lot of people with similar problems to her, and they can face new challenges together and help one another by talking about it.
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Family Member , Christchurch
I think you have a great organisation. My son has greatly benefited from all the activities he has been involved in and I’d like to thank you for the great job you are doing. May you keep going for a long time, you have really helped him in his life.
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Family member , Christchurch
Always had positive feedback from clients, very well presented and an enjoyable monthly newsletter.
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Clinician , Canterbury
Your service is excellent, keep up the good work. Being able to engage people into Step Ahead prior to discharge is very useful from our perspective, for the person, and focusses them on the community, not extending the inpatient stay.
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Clinician , Christchurch
I have nothing but praise for Step Ahead . . . The clients I have worked with regarding issues have been treated fairly, with respect and dignity.
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Clinician , Christchurch