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Pivot

Pivot is a social enterprise that empowers people experiencing homelessness, to "pivot" their lives through making and enterprise. Their mission is to bring purpose, meaning and flexible employment to those who might otherwise not have access to it, and in doing so giving them the confidence and skills they need to take steps away from temporary accommodation. Pivot specialise in making handcrafted jewellery - all of which can be made at a desk with minimal tools and training. As a social firm Pivot fund their social impact by the sale of jewellery, courses, public workshops and services.
We are Pivot, the social enterprise that empowers people experiencing homelessness to Pivot their lives through making and enterprise
Meet Makbule

Meet Makbule

Makbule is 33 years old and has been living in temporary accommodation for a year and a half.

“I lost my job (and) I was not able to catch up with my rent. So, I came to the YMCA through the council in September and on the day that I came I saw the advertisement for Pivot, which I was really interested in.”

“While I was doing Pivot I was keeping my mind busy, not thinking other things, negative things that will impact my health, which was good physically and mentally.”
After finding a job and moving out of temporary accommodation, she hopes to set up her own social enterprise. She speaks four languages, including Turkish, Kurdish and German and loves a good romance novel. “Hopefully, I’ll open my own business, maybe that’s my five-year target. That would be my goal in the next five years and then live happily.”

Shop Pivot

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Pivot Keyring Bottle Opener £12.00 GBP
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"Hugs Soon" Bookmark £15.00 GBP
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Sal's Hoops £25.00 GBP
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Reuleaux Earrings £20.00 GBP
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Carp Earrings £20.00 GBP
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Innovation Trinity Pendant £35.00 GBP
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Micheal's Dove (Stainless) £12.00 GBP
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Robin (Stainless) £12.00 GBP
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"Pivot" Bottle Opener £15.00 GBP


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We’re striving to dismantle poverty through social trading