In this issue, we profile the in‐house employment projects developed by City & County of Swansea over the last 15 years. For individuals recovering from serious mental health problems, these offer a good choice of supportive work environments in which they can rebuild confidence and develop skills needed for the wider labour market. The range of social enterprises is interesting, and includes ones that use computer and digital camera technologies, as well as the more traditional catering and gardening ventures. It is perhaps no accident that the enterprises with the most commercial promise are those that have developed good links with local public sector agencies. The importance cannot be overstated of the role of statutory agencies from a wide range of sectors in supporting such enterprises through commercial contracts and through positive action strategies in recruitment.
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