March 10, 2018

Well... I knew we hadn't written a Bloom Blog for a while, but it wasn't until I came to write this one that I realised quite how long it's been! Back in December, we were keeping up with our little blog weekly and then... well, things got a tad crazy - in the most won...

December 10, 2017

Phew! Well… Yesterday marked the end of Bloom’s Autumn programme and what a great few months it’s been. And so as we tidy away the baking tins, hang up our pastry brushes… and finally start thinking about hanging stockings on the wall instead, we’re so amazed and thank...

December 3, 2017

So Bloom Blog is back, after a break last week for a quick nip down to the Kent coast to breathe in some sea air… we’re now fully back to the sights and sounds of Lewisham. Bloom really is racing its way into the final weeks of the year: our training courses are coming...

November 19, 2017

I started out on my journey towards establishing Bloom around 18 months ago. At the time, all I knew was that I knew there was a gap (or really, many gaps) in the way we support people out of long-term unemployment and into work. And I knew I wanted to do something abo...

November 12, 2017

Pivot…!! Pivot…!! 

Like me, if you grew up in the UK school system, and you’re a woman, then you may well best associate this cry with the school netball field. It was the shout of the fierce P.E teacher, standing on the sidelines, tracksuit on and a whistle round their...

November 5, 2017

Bloom is a start-up social enterprise, and we have some wonderful members of our team, helping us to do what we do. This week's Bloom blog comes from the amazing Emily, co-leader of our Tuesday training course this Autumn. We've been privileged to have Emily share her...

October 29, 2017

Like all good things, Bloom was started in a moment of combined inspiration and madness. I’d been working in my ‘day job’ with a large number of people facing unemployment, particularly those who had been unemployed for a considerable amount of time. I came across many...

October 22, 2017

So - Bloom is a baking enterprise. We make bread, we make cakes and we make GREAT brownies. But as tasty as these bakes are - at our heart we're not really about food... we're about people. We love people and we love our Lewisham community. When we set out on this slig...

October 22, 2017

Well... after months of pilots, tests and trials, things have been ramping up in the Bloom world and we thought it was about time that we shared some snippets of our journey with you. Bloom is social enterprise bakery and catering project, which aims to tackle social e...

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