We develop our social enterprise services based on the needs and desires of local communities, so no two services operate the same way. Some are social enterprises in the traditional sense, selling products and services with profits reinvested into the service or the wider organisation; others defy neat classification, but provide unique social value to their communities.
These innovative, community-led services are part of our strategic priorities to broaden the range of support we offer and ensure that the people we support are at the heart of everything we do.
We have found that commissioners increasingly want added value and greater personalisation in services, with demonstrated positive social outcomes. We feel that our social enterprises are a powerful way to meet these needs.