Did You Know?
Public sector spending cuts are leaving some of the most disadvantaged groups in our communities without the support they need.
Not only are public services being withdrawn, but many charities, voluntary and community groups that have been delivering vital services to vulnerable individuals are struggling to keep going without grant aid. They are being encouraged to trade to generate the income they need; to become social enterprises.
Public sector workers are being encouraged to consider setting up social enterprises to deliver services that have previously fallen under the remit of Local Authorities or the NHS.
In addition to that there are entrepreneurs, young and old, setting up social enterprises to fill gaps they see in the market related to a whole range of environmental, health and well-being services.
By buying the goods and services you need from these social enterprises you will be helping them to survive and achieve their social or environmental objectives, which means you will be helping to save the planet and enabling some of the most disengaged groups of people feel they have a stake in society.