Scotland March Review – St Judes Laundry, Edinburgh
We were welcomed to St Jude's Laundry by Ian Grieve the Chief Executive of Forth Care and Sarah Homewood.
We delved into the history, with Ian explained to us the history behind St Jude's and how it was founded by Capability Scotland in 1963 and is now part of Forth Sector. We discoverd that St Jude's Laundry offers a bespoke, hand finished commercial laundry service, providing excellent attention to detail. The Laundry operates from a purpose built state-of-the-art laundry at Duddingston and are the only industrial laundry in Edinburgh, located only 15 minutes from the City centre.
St Jude’s Laundry have held a Royal Warrant for over 25 years as launderer to Her Majesty the Queen, which means that all items are laundered in the same way as those from the Royal household. Whether you are a 5-star hotel, Michelin starred restaurant or a youth hostel, they will work to your timeline, whatever you require and whenever you need it.
The laundry is staffed by individuals with mental health, physical or learning disabilities.
We were pleased to find out that they work to provide a supportive, vibrant and professional working environment and you could tell during our tour of the laundry how much the team enjoyed being at work. The bench mark is excellence and the team are always given an opportunity to shine, lives are improved because of this. If you are a St Jude's Laundry customer you will not only be getting a first-rate service, you will also be helping local people find meaningful employment.