At Tree Shepherd, we believe that everyone has the right to the self-respect, health and well-being that comes from useful and rewarding employment.
We recognise though that for millions of people in this country work is but a distant dream.
We believe that the real solution to worklessness is to create new jobs in the areas that most need them and jobs that are appropriate to the skills of the people who live there.
We work with the natural entrepreneurial skills of local people and support them to transform where they live from places of neglect to places of opportunity.
We help create the conditions where new jobs can be created, and we help enterprises to start, develop and grow.
How to Make a Million Jobs
Tree Shepherd’s Colin Crooks explains the inspiration behind his book – “How to Make a Million Jobs: A Charter for Social Enterprise”
‘If a man has no chance of obtaining work he is in a desperate position, not simply because he lacks an income but because he lacks the nourishing and enlivening factor of disciplined work which nothing can replace.’ E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful.