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Social enterprise success: Luke Terry shares the Vanguard Laundry story

Where: AMP Circular Quay, 33 Alfred Street, Sydney.

When: Wed 29th May 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 (1 hour, 30 minutes)

The AMP Foundation invites you to attend a special presentation by social entrepreneur Luke Terry at 10am on Wednesday 29 May at AMP Circular Quay. Luke is the founder of Vanguard Laundry Services, a Toowoomba commercial laundry operated for one purpose: to remove barriers for people with a lived experience of mental illness. Since opening in late 2016, it has grown to become one of the nation’s largest employment-focused social enterprises. In this time, Vanguard has supported and provided jobs for more than 100 people – most having experienced long-term unemployment – and helped 25 employees transition into other workplaces or into full-time education. Vanguard’s latest impact study, which draws on data collected by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at Swinburne University of Technology, reveals this alternative approach to employment is working. At this event, founder Luke Terry and Swinburne researcher Aurora Elms will share the results of Vanguard’s impact study and offer insights into operating a successful social enterprise. This AMP Foundation event will also provide an opportunity for guests to connect over morning tea.

 

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