Social Enterprise

Venue: ICO Conference Centre

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 09, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2007
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As PCTs look for ways to separate their commissioner and provider functions, are you fully aware of the potential that Social Enterprise has to transform primary and community services?

Following the recent announcement of a £73 million Investment Fund by the Department of Health, it is clear that Social Enterprise will feature strongly in new models of community health and social care provision.

Are you in a position to maximise the opportunities of the social enterprise model, and capitalise on available funding?

Health Service Journal is delighted to present this timely and essential conference empowering both commissioners and providers in the drive to establish robust and innovative Social Enterprises. Attend this event to hear from inspirational speakers, receive guidance from early implementers, and to network with your peers.

Contributors confirmed at this early stage include:

Sue White, Director Social Enterprise Unit
Department of Health

Julie Cheetham, Assistant Director Community Hospitals, Provider & Market Development Directorate
NHS North West

Nigel Wylie, Chief Executive
Urgent Care 24

This is a must attend event for commissioners and current service providers, as well as social entrepreneurs wishing to move into the health and social care sector.

A mixture of insightful presentations and practical case studies will enable you to:

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the social enterprise model for health and social care

Identify gaps in the market which could be best filled by a Social Enterprise provider

Mitigate the risk of commissioning a social enterprise and develop contracts to incorporate social and environmental impact, and community participation

Develop a robust business case to establish a Social Enterprise

Determine type of company, workforce and governance arrangements

Examine what funding and external support is available

Manage the consultation process to ensure staff and public buy-in

Capitalise on entrepreneurial spirit to develop and grow your Social Enterprise

Maintain the community interest element of a Social Enterprise as the business develops