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    Weʼve raised £50 to support people with learning difficulties, disabilities or mental health issues & vulnerable older people to learn new skills & meet friends

    Liverpool, UK
    Funded on Monday, 23rd July 2018

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    Mpower People CIC is a not-for-profit social enterprise Community Interest Company. Mpower People CIC provide activities which empower individuals towards living healthier, more independent lives, relating to increasing sustainable employment opportunities, enterprise development or personal development.

    Michelle Smith founded the company in April 2009 when she identified a need in the Community, to create youth opportunities for the young people of Toxteth and Kensington. We were then able to deliver employment support (Michelle worked as a Volunteer as an experienced employment coach to deliver job-cafes in the Community), and youth provision, such as Dance workshops and general youth engagement and support.

    Michelle Smith has an extensive track record of Community and Voluntary sector work, as she has been working in this field since the age of 14 culminating in being invited to attend a Royal Garden party to recognise her work.

    In November 2011, Michelle was recognised as one of the Future 100 young social entrepreneurs who were changing the face of everyday business and improving commerce’s impact on the wider world, from The Future 100 Awards organised by Striding Out, sponsored by Ernst and Young. In May 2013 Michelle was awarded the one of the Future 50 young social entrepreneur awards. Michelle is now too old to win any more "young" awards!

    In June 2017, Michelle was named by the Independent as one of "Top 50 most inspirational people in the UK" for her work in Mpower People CIC.

    Through the Big Enterprise in Communities (BEiC) programme, Michelle supported 134 people from deprived areas to explore enterprising skills and ideas, of these over 54 people started their own businesses between March 2013 and October 2014.

    We are seeking funding for Mpower People CIC to stay open and continue to deliver services to and support our disabled people, people with mental health issues, vulnerable older people and clients with learning difficulties.

    Activities that would continue include:

    Art Therapy

    Computer Club

    Volunteer Opportunities

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    • Michelle Smith4 years ago
      Michelle Smith

      Michelle Smith

      4 years ago

      We have been doing lots of walking to get our fitness up for the Color Obstacle Rush on Saturday 21st July! Our clients went on a good 2 hour walk last week, so I'm sure we will smash the 5k when it is time! Well done to all our volunteers and staff who are in training! If you haven't signed up as a sponsor to one of our sponsor forms (in the office or with a volunteer) then here is your chance to donate now. All donations will help keep Mpower People CIC disability services open for our vulnerable clients in 2018.

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    • Michelle Smith4 years ago
      Michelle Smith

      Michelle Smith

      4 years ago
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      Our lovely Eric has been out today in the sun trying to raise more sponsors for our Color Obstacle Rush 5k in July. So for all those who signed his form - THANK YOU!!! You are helping to keep our #NotforProfit #SocialEnterprise open supporting people with #LearningDifficulties and #DisabledPeople here in Merseyside.

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      4 years ago
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    Page last updated on: 7/12/2018 10.00

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    • Lucy O'Kane

      Lucy O'Kane

      Feb 28, 2018

      Proud to be the first! Amazing cause come people let’s get behind MPower People. Xx

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    Michelle Smith

    Michelle Smith

    Liverpool, UK

    Michelle Smith founded Mpower People CIC in April 2009 in response to a need in her Community. Michelle has been supporting people for 20 years, these people include: People with health conditions, Disabled People, People with Mental Health issues and Vulnerable Older People.

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