The Engine Shed is now closed. We have left these original pages of the website as a record of our work.
The Engine Shed
This website is a record in time of the work of the Engine Shed, a social enterprise established in 1990, dedicated to helping young people with learning disabilities develop the confidence and skills to take their first big step into the world of paid work. Our work combined helping people to grow and thrive in an environment where the ethos was on creating high quality fresh organic food produced through our businesses. Our food was sold to people in Edinburgh and also delivered further afield throughout Scotland. This organisation has now closed – click to view a statement giving more information.
Research - Training and Employment for Young People with Learning Disabilities
To view the findings of our research work spanning our 25 years in operation click here.
For further information about this research contact tel number 07936 729358.
Further Sources of Information
Edinburgh University MOOC (massive open online course) Social Wellbeing (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/social-wellbeing/). As part of this course Marian MacDonald was interviewed regarding the importance of wellbeing as part of the work of social enterprises. The podcast can be accessed here.