An award winning social enterprise which creates meaningful work placements and a real life work environment for young people with additional needs has opened its doors in Wrexham.
Beyond the Boundaries CIC hair and beauty salon based at the Caia Park Partnership, offers residents in the area low cost treatments including Hairdressing, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stones massage, Manicure and Pedicure, Gel Nails, Acrylic Nails, Aesthetics, Classic eyelashes, Russian Eyelashes, Brow wax and tint, Lamination brows, Lash lift and tint and Baby Massage.
The low costs reflect the trainee status of those providing the treatments.
To underline the success of the enterprise Beyond the Boundaries CIC, were awarded the City and Guilds Gold Award for Training!
Jill Smith, owner, said, “I’m thrilled to be expanding into Wrexham after five successful years in Flintshire.
“The young people who attend Beyond the Boundaries salon will have a fantastic opportunity to gain work and life skills, accredited qualifications and the transferable independent living skills needed to improve their quality of life as well as secure gainful employment.
“We’re looking forward to meeting many new customers and trainees alike and can’t wait to become established in Wrexham.”
Six of Jill’s placements have already gone on to secure paid employment and have had support from partners such as Communities 4 Work, Department of Work and Pensions, Flintshire Council Social Services and the voluntary sector.
Lead Member for Health and Adult Care, Cllr John Pritchard said, “I would like to welcome Jill to Wrexham and I know she will receive a very warm welcome. I wish her luck with her expansion and to hearing of her progress and that of the young adults who will benefit from this valuable training and work experience in the future. Good luck Jill!”
If you want to check them out you can take a look at their new website which features the opportunity for people to book onto courses as well as beauty treatments.