Comas Social Business
24th August 2017
Comas Social Business is the trading subsidiary of Comas, a community development charity supporting vulnerable people. We run two social enterprise cafes in the heart of Edinburgh and cater for events of all kinds, from conferences to weddings.
Our training services focus on skills for community development and social care, specialising in skills in addictions recovery, and the prevention and management of burnout.
We provide management consulting and coaching for senior leaders in the third and public sectors.
Clients of our catering services include Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council, party planners (birthdays and weddings) and other third sector clients.
Cafe customers comment on our food and service on Trip Advisor (The Story Cafe Edinburgh and Serenity Cafe Edinburgh) praising the food, the vibe and the social values behind our cafes in which community members volunteer or gain paid employment once experienced.
Comas builds community between isolated people, helping them to share experience and support each other as they face and overcome problems such as poverty, mental illness, addiction and associated stigma. We empower people to develop their own solutions, which include a community cafe (Serenity Cafe), a community shop (20 More) and learning programmes such as trauma recovery, recovery coaching and community development.