The Social Space Difference

EMPOWER STAFF

Providing a source of livelihood through vocational training and employment for over 50 beneficiaries, ranging from single mothers, youths-at-risk, ex-offenders or individuals with special need, mental health conditions or disabilities through partnerships with partner with more than 10 social service agencies in Singapore.

ENABLING ETHICAL, SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE CHOICES

Connecting and enabling consumers to support responsible companies and businesses with social, environmentally and sustainability conscious products sourced from 60 social enterprises and non-profit organizations from around the world.

ENRICH COMMUNITIES

Providing spaces for communities to have conversations about various social issues and inspiring action and positive impact for our people & planet. We have hosted more than 42 events participated by 5,000+ consumers organised by various socially conscious makers.

ECO-CONSCIOUS PRODUCTS AND OPERATIONS

Operating on a zero-waste cafe model, offering refillable household cleaners & personal care products made from eco-friendly and natural ingredients to reduce plastic and toxic waste. More than 5000+ refills done and packaging waste avoided!

Testimonials

Thank you for creating an inclusive and socially conscious space. Well done!

Wishing you all the best!

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(Presidential visit to The Social Space

on 2nd August 2022)

Mdm Halimah Yacob
President of Singapore

The Social Space has been a dedicated, reliable and enduring employment partner of Bettr Barista’s social programmes since 2019. Instead of seeing the (beneficiaries') challenges as barriers...the Social Space team saw the potential in each of these individuals and set out...to bring the best out of their employees. It is without hesitation that I make this recommendation to such a deserving social enterprise.

Pamela Chng
Bett Barista

Although not the easy path, they invest time and energy in nurturing their team members whether their struggles are social or developmental. With all on their plate, the wonderful team still manages to take time to chat with customers! The Social Space is truly a gem and has done a commendable job weathering Covid-19 without compromising their values.

Kathlyn Tan
Rumah Foundation

We decided to work with the enterprise as they held similar values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Integrity when working with our (special needs) students...for a five-month training attachment. This experience boosted our students' confidence in working and engaging themselves meaningfully in the community.

Adron Wee
APSN Delta Senior School

Our firm was assigned by raiSE to work with The Social Space...in 2020. During our project with them, you can tell how much Cheryl and Daniel care for the staff...it is never about profit first, but how care for the human person and profit can go hand-in-hand. Both founders are inspiring in this sense and I am pleased to endorse their work!

Lawrence Chong
Consulus

MINDSET is extremely grateful for the supportive partnership with The Social Space as they provided fair opportunities and granted interviews to all our beneficiaries. Our beneficiaries are performing well at their jobs and has in turn helped in their recovery process. With the support of The Social Space, we will continue to help more beneficiaries re-integrate back into society.

Charlene Chue
MINDSET Care

Founders Daniel and Cheryl have to be two of the most hardworking, humble individuals I've come across in Singapore, let alone in the social enterprise scene. Their commitment to inclusive employment and their patience with training, working with and nurturing the growth of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds is commendable.

Susannah Jaffer
ZERRIN

The Social Space has been a huge advocate for inclusive employment, and I appreciate that they put the
mental wellbeing of their team, as well as their partners at the forefront, along with their mission to empower and create a safe space.

Anthea Ong
Ex-NMP / Hush TeaBar

The Social Space is such a safe space for everyone. Not only that they create great social value for the community, but they also have great service, good food, and perfect pick-me- up coffee. We need more businesses like The Social Space which doesn’t only care about profits but also puts equal measure on the people and planet. They truly deserved to be recognized so they can continue to grow and more people can benefit from what they are doing.

Raye Padit
The Fashion Pulpit

Impacting Lives Through Employment - Read about the experiences of our past and present Team Members!

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Insyirah (Intern, 2023)
If I’m not wrong, I’m the first intern who joined The Social Space’ retail team as part of their school’s graded internship. I’m not very good at being emotional with words (I’m more of a cry-and-hold-back-from-puking person) so this is...
HANNAH (Intern, 2023)

More than just a safe space of acceptance, The Social Space was a place where they believed that everyone is much more than their limitations or the things that they struggle with. I applied for an internship in a bid to break free from anxiety and depression. This is how working at The Social Space changed me.

DENISE (Cafe Assistant, 2021 - Present)
I don't have much fancy language like the rest but to put it simply: I was allowed to feel. I was allowed to be myself. And in that, I slowly started accepting myself in all that I was.
ALICIA (Asst Manager, 2020 - Present)
As I enter my fourth year of being a part of the team, I celebrate in quiet contemplation over how far I've come as a person, shyly applauding myself for the brave step it took to peek out of isolation from the world and take that audacious leap into something more purposeful.
YU XUAN (Intern, 2022)
Wondering what life at The Social Space looks like? Today, I will be bringing you along with me to work. 
WEI QIAN (Intern, 2022)
To me, The Social Space is a home that accommodates a concoction of lovely and resilient believers.
ISABELLE (Cafe Assistant, 2020 - 2021)
I do not merely work in a social enterprise - I work in a place founded on love and compassion, built on mutual respect and camaraderie.
MUNIRA (Cafe Assistant, 2020 - Present)
Many first hellos and last goodbyes were said during my time here and I’ll always be thankful for being able to be in the company of such genuine people everyday.
PRISCA (Supervisor, 2019 - 2021)
As I leave TSS, knowing its imperfections, I know it is a good place filled with people (including you) trying to make things better.