Gilead works in collaboration with RECIC (Risdon Enterprise Community Interest Company) to provide the very best rehabilitation service to its' clients who attend for rehabilitation.
Until recently the Charity was always relying on client / government funding which is generally unsustainable, so the need arose to develop a social enterprise company (RECIC) to enable a more stable income through the farming business.
Risdon is a working farm, with-free range egg production and wholesale milk production providing real-life work therapy and skills training to our clients. The farm businesses are operated as a Social Enterprise - Risdon Enterprises Community Interest Company (RECIC). Any profits from the Social Enterprise enableRECIC to subsidise fees for clients to come to Gilead for rehabiltiation. Clients also get a sense of fulfilment from knowing that they are contributing to the welfare of everyone in the community from being involved in these departments.
RE CIC is a social enterprise, and consists of a dairy & free range egg business based on Risdon Farm, that helps fund the Gilead charity. The egg business, as a franchisee of John Bowler eggs, is proving successful and being developed as we gain more funds to expand our number of hens and facilities. Risdon training is a department offering clients national accreditation while going through their rehabilitation program, in order to gain future employment.
RE CIC operate not only a dairy farm, but a free range egg business. All profits from the business go towards sponsoring the charity so that more clients can experience recovery from addiction.