Blue Sky Services is a social enterprise that provides a range of services to customers in the voluntary and private sector, local authorities and social landlords. Part of Forward’s employment services offer, Blue Sky Services supports our commitment to directly employ people with lived experience of offending and addiction.
Blue Sky Services offers roles in:
Invasive weed eradication
Verge and hedge cutting
Tractor and flail work
Void house clearance
Technological waste clearance
We are also expanding into new sectors through strategic partnerships with other social enterprises, prisons (including prison industries) and others. This is part of our strategy to widen our social impact and employ more people.
Who we work with
- Local authorities e.g. Hillingdon
- Parish councils e.g. Denham, Woodburn, Burnham
- Social landlords e.g. London and Quadrant Housing
- Charities e.g. Groundwork London
- Private landlords, developers and landowners
- Other public sector organisations
Creating social impact
Blue Sky Services through the Forward Trust employs ex-offenders and other unemployed groups who want to work in ground maintenance and related sectors. We give them the training and practical experience to develop the mind-sets and behaviours needed to succeed in work. Many of our employees progress to careers with organisations in the private sector.
Our employment model has a proven impact on reducing re-offending – a reduction of up to 23% according the Ministry of Justice’s Data Lab. This makes it one of the highest performing interventions on record.