RSA South West Coffeehouse

Fellowship Event

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  • People & place
  • Community engagement
  • Fellowship in Action
  • Social innovation

Inspired by the RSA’s origins in Rawthmell’s Coffeehouse over 250 years ago, our new Coffeehouse series offers Fellows across the South West the chance to meet online and share ideas for social change.

Join us once a month for an informal lunchtime talk by a guest presenter, followed by a Q&A and discussion in small breakout groups.

We start at 1pm and we’ll be finished by 1.50pm promptly. Spend your lunchbreak meeting Fellows from across the region and getting new inspiration!

Next month:

Friday 9 December: Sam Everard FRSA  The SAMEE Project

The world of work has seen many changes over the last few years, including a pandemic and a cost-of-living crisis. Disabled people, especially those with multiple disabilities, are finding it harder to obtain meaningful employment, with fewer accessible jobs and increased barriers to work. When thinking about non-traditional career opportunities, self-employment is often a serious consideration for disabled people.

Sam Everard FRSA founded SAMEE – Support and Mentoring Enabling Entrepreneurship – a charity which meets the needs of disabled people and creates opportunities for them to fulfil their full potential. This month’s conversation is about SAMEE’s journey into delivering entrepreneurship support which is relevant as well as our discovery into how the holistic needs of disabled people are just as important as the formal self-employment support on offer.

Sam is also Chair of the South West Regional Stakeholder Network for the Disability Unit in Cabinet Office and is studying towards a PhD with the Centre of Seldom Heard Voices, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University.

Our next South West Coffeehouse sessions will be taking place on Friday 20 January, Friday 17 February, and Friday 24 March. More details coming soon!

Previous events in this series included:

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