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Self-employment v. the benefits system

Posted on 25th November 2023 | Uncategorized
Purple Shoots is constantly advocating for changes in the benefits system which will enable and encourage self-employment instead of stifling and destroying entrepreneurship. Below is an account by someone who has struggled through - it is anonymous indicating the level of fear there is around speaking up about the system …

Does Government want to destroy Small Business?

Posted on 15th June 2023 | Uncategorized
An emotive title for a blog – but it is an actual question that I have been asked by a frustrated microbusiness owner and he is not the only one who feels like that. Another quote: “It feels like the whole system is against you when you start a small business …

Volunteering Opportunities!

Posted on 26th April 2023 | Uncategorized
Do you enjoy helping others? Or maybe looking to gain some work experience? We have some upcoming volunteering opportunities at our lovely shop in Pontypridd. 23rd – 25th May 2023 Stockroom Clear Out & Organisation: As we’ve been having more stock coming to our shop we need to clear some space for …

Sunday Blog by Karen

Posted on 13th November 2022 | Real Lives
These thoughts came out of this morning’s service at church ( – but non-Bible people please read on – this is just about a deeper understanding of the people we work with. The sermon was based around the account in the Bible of Jesus healing a paralyzed man (Luke 5 v17-25 …