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  • A 'coincidence of want': employment for older ladies and simple, homecooked local food
  • A 'coincidence of want': employment for older ladies and simple, homecooked local food
    NANA (2013) ©
CASE STUDY

Comfort food: how NANA feeds a growing appetite for community

Providing employment for older women while offering simple, wholesome food for locals, comfort-food café NANA is part of a growing trend of social enterprises reclaiming community spirit.

Location United Kingdom--London

Scope
Cities have an image problem. They can be seen as isolating and impersonal; a vast sprawl where individuals are lost in a sea of faces. But with the help of a growing number of social enterprises, our urban environments are being re-appreciated as platforms to connect and share time, skills and resources for the greater good.

As businesses increasingly recognise the value of community, a more networked, holistic and contemporary view of commerce and ethics is emerging. London is now home to many successful social startups, from warm and friendly community hub Drink, Shop & Do to charitable ...

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