A social enterprise that supplies environmentally friendly car valeting while offering work and training to disadvantaged people has launched its first Cornwall project.
The first location in Cornwall for Future Clean is Moorfield Car Park, in Truro, which will support 24 people through the Jobcentre Plus Flexible Support Fund.
Carolyn Webster, strategic development manager Devon, Cornwall and Somerset Jobcentre Plus, said: “We are proud to be backing Future Clean, an initiative, which has developed a proven track record of inspiring jobseekers to achieve greater independence through work.”
Future Clean was launched in 2010 in one car park in Plymouth; it rapidly expanded to other car parks in the city and then onto Exeter.
It is supported by the European Social Fund. The project is run by Pluss, a social enterprise that supports more than 5,000 people with disabilities and other disadvantages into employment every year.
Pluss’ Future Clean uses an eco-friendly and portable commercial car valeting system which is industry accredited.
The simplicity and portability of the equipment means that it is easy for Pluss to offer practical training and work experience and to develop employment opportunities. Groups targeted by this project include: ex-servicemen, NEETs (young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training), and people with mental health issues, learning disabilities or physical disabilities.