We offer a range of solutions to businesses including corporate catering, recruitment and supported employment, social impact measurement and disability awareness customer service training
Our team can partner with your organisation to provide a strategic way for you to have a positive impact on society through your supply chain. Everything we do at NOW Group is outcomes focused and measurable. We will work with you to communicate your impact and demonstrate its value for your organisation.
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At NOW Group we support people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future. We work with employers to find hard working, loyal staff for their organisation and support both the company and staff member to ensure a successful relationship.
We have a dedicated employment team who work with our participants to assess what jobs they would like and are suitable for. We work with a range of people including those with a high functioning form of autism, people who have a mild learning difficulty such as difficulty reading or writing and people with a learning disability. Research indicates that our participants are committed, loyal and enthusiastic employees.
Our supported employment service can work with you to support your existing employees with a learning difficulty or disability. We work in partnership with your HR and management team to ensure that your employee remains in work and happy in their role.
Hastings won our Employer of the Year award in 2017. Read how they are supporting our participants into jobs with a future.
Participants on our employment service have a 89% retention rate
Loaf Catering and Cafes is an award winning social enterprise business which provides outside catering across Greater Belfast.
Loaf is passionate about good quality food and using local suppliers as much as possible. We deliver fresh food to businesses as well as catering special events and parties. It boasts an impressive client list including high profile private sectors businesses such as Deloitte and Barclays as well as being the catering supplier of choice for the third sector.
Our menu offers a wide selection of choices including fresh sandwiches and salads, Loaf’s award winning sausage rolls, seasonal hot dishes and freshly baked sweet treats.
We also run two City Centre cafes which are the perfect spot for business meetings or some lunch with friends. The Bobbin Cafe is in Belfast City Hall and Loaf Cafe Bakery is the yellow building on the Grosvenor Road opposite the Royal Hospital. We also have a pottery and pizzeria serving wood fired pizza in Crawfordsburn and run the café at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh.
When you buy from Loaf Catering and order outside catering it makes a difference to these guys, our participants
The JAM Card is a card and app that allows people with learning difficulties and communication barriers to ask for Just A Minute of patience in customer service situations. It was our participants who said they would like a discreet way of telling people that sometimes they need a little extra time and patience.
We offer training for businesses to become JAM Card Friendly and tell their customers they are committed to inclusion and welcome JAM Card holders. There is the option of an online training course for staff which covers JAM Card awareness or a half day face to face training session with one of NOW’s experienced staff. Organisations who undertake the training are provided with marketing materials to allow them to alert their customers that they welcome JAM Card holders.
How your business can become a JAM Card Friendly organisation
Gauge Impact is our research and evaluation social enterprise. We support businesses from the private, public and third sector to understand, measure and communicate their social impact.
Our team of experienced evaluation consultants can work with your organisation to identify where you are having an impact and how this is affecting society. We are specialists in the Social Return on Investment methodology which allocates a financial value to your social impact.
Our communications and design team work with organisations to effectively communicate the outcomes of their evaluation, including with our eye catching impact cards.