We are Akon Window Cleaners CIC, The window cleaners with a difference, with our state of the art award winning PRO6 Ionic HOT water system that reaches 80FT from the ground, and as a fellow Social Enterprise we hope you will help us with our social mission and use us to take over the cleaning of your windows.
We want to fully train the people with the BWCA, The British Window Cleaning Academy, with all our staff trained to NVQ level,
Our social mission is straight forward; we are here to help change the lives of the homeless, we endeavour to get homeless people primarily trained up in the window cleaning trade, to help get them there first permanent property with basic furniture. The furniture we hope to get them would be from a furniture project which we hope to get started up with another social enterprise that specialises in flat packed equipment.Thank you for taking the time to read this and we urge you to us Akon.
In order to be able to deliver the Aspire Supported Living housing solution to the highest of standards we engage with a considerable number of external companies and organisations. In all cases of course these are checked, verified and monitored to ensure their service is to the standards required.
Wherever possible we always source supplies, and contract services from wihtin the local market. In addition, wherever possible if a Social Enterprise or other similar community based organisation exists and is able to deliver an appropriate standard service then we will generally always endeavour to offer the work to them. We feel that in adopting this “Local First” approach we are best able to give back to the local comunity and economy.
At the point of generating this page we are currently working with several local organsiations, that are helping us to deliver our system. We have sparkling clean windows at all of our properties and offices thanks to Akon Window Cleaners, a social enterprise from Birmingham. Our gardens are all blossoming thanks to Argonaut, another local social enterprise that offers not just gardening, but also general maintenance and cleaning services. Then our overall property maintenance contract has been awarded to a new local company called Urban Stone, again being Birmingham based and employing local staff.
In addition to our existing measures noted here we also work very closely with our local Job Centers to promote local recruitment for any posts that become available within Aspire Supported Living.
Another element of choosing to use local providers for our services is that in turn we are then able to work with them to offer work-experience positions to our citizens. Thisi invaluable facility enables our citizens to progress beyond static training courses and workshop based interview practise etc, and out into the real world of employment.
If you are reading this and feel that your own company or organisation would be a good addition to our service, and you are locally based, then please do Get in Touch