We aim to share our knowledge, expertise and resources with a range of public, private and voluntary organisations through the development of social enterprise.
A social enterprise may be defined as ‘a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners'.
Our social enterprise activities draw on the resources of our two parent universities as well as a range of other collaborative partnerships including:
- Kingston University Enterprise Support
- St George's, University of London Centre for Enterprise and Innovation
- WestFocus Knowledge Network
- Social Enterprise Coalition
Examples of our current enterprise projects include:
Bridges: Stroke self-management
Previously known as Stepping Out, Bridges is a stroke self-management programme which aims to find better ways of supporting people in the longer term after stroke.
- Find out more at www.bridges-stroke.org.uk
Heritage2Health stages ‘challenge events' at heritage sites across the UK, aimed at supporting the wellbeing of people who may feel socially isolated or excluded because of a disability or health condition, or the demands of caring for others.
- Find out more at www.heritage2health.co.uk
Cultural Awareness for Minority Elders (Ca-Me)
The Ca-Me project aims to develop more culturally-sensitive service provision in the health and social care sector in response to the growing number of older people from ethnic minority communities resident in Europe, to ensure that equality and excellence of service is delivered to all.
- Find out more at www.ca-me.eu/about-ca-me
To discuss your ideas for service development please contact:
- Denise Postings, Research, Business Development and Enterprise Manager
Tel +44 (0)20 8725 5193 or email email@example.com