An innovative drop-in centre in Denmark goes one step further … it’s a growing social business in its own right.
The ‘Den Blå Oase’ (The Blue Oasis) welcomes addicts and other vulnerable groups and, in parallel, runs a social business called 4plus, which collects and resells used clothes in Denmark and abroad. 4plus is a continuation of an earlier project Det Blå Sjak (The Blue Team) funded by the ESF.
The earnings help to finance the drop-in centre, which in turn gives selected participants a fresh start, helping them find a stable job and provide for themselves.
Credit : European Commission