10th July 2018
The specialist provider of fashion, beauty and retail education determined to Make A Positive Impact Socially.
As a Social Enterprise, we aim to unleash the creativity of each individual we interact with, inspiring them to succeed in all aspects of their lives. We create an environment which supports our core belief that social diversity, social mobility, social change and cohesion are the ingredients to successful growth and compassion within our community.
Mapis was created based on our experience of working with vulnerable adults and young people from disadvantaged areas facing transition points in their lives (unemployed, in and out of care, disabled, ex-offenders, people from ethnic minorities, domestic violence victims or any people with low self-esteem).
Established in 2011 as a CIC, Mapis currently runs 10 Fashion, Retail, Beauty, Health and Work Preparation programmes per year, supporting between 90 and 120 disadvantaged females per year. With completion rate of 98-100%, very high amongst disadvantaged groups, we have repeated contracts from local authorities, charities and colleges.
Best Fashion & Beauty specialists
Registered UK Learning Provider
94% NEET to EET success rate
SQP Excellence Award 2014
Highly Commended Group of the Year Award 2014
Quality in Study Support and Extending Learning Opportunities 2012
Investment in Training Award 2012
Fashion Icon of the Year Nominee 2011
Up to date we have helped over 800 disadvantaged people into sustained careers or enterprise.
Mapis Project CIC provides training, mentoring and qualifications for disadvantaged people to help them achieve economic, emotional and physical well-being. We help to reduce unemployment, re-offending and raise self-esteem and confidence, and thus employability.
We work with a broad range of people, especially from under- represented categories:
• NEET (not in employment, education or training)
• Excluded from school, underachieving or at risk of exclusion
• In and out of care
• Ex-offenders and those at risk of offending
• Living in alternative accommodation
• Domestic violence victims
• Lone/young parents
• From ethnic minorities
• Suffering from mental health issues, depression, eating disorders
• With low self-esteem and self-harming history