Social Enterprise Explained
What is Social Enterprise?
The government defines social enterprises as "businesses 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."
To find out more about Social Enterprise visit the Social Enterprise Coalition website.
Why Help and Care believe in Social Enterprise
At Help and Care we are continually looking at how we can provide services, help and support to the local community.
Our social enterprises enable us to offer new and innovative services to local people and assist us to continue to provide help and support to the community.
All of our social enterprises are businesses that give people the chance to access great value for money, excellent customer care and a superb service.
Often people feel that they would rather purchase from a business that is going to use the profit to make a difference to the society we live in and anyone who uses a Help and Care social enterprise can do just that.
Help and Care Social Enterprises
Help and Care started its first social enterprise Handiworks Plus, a home repairs and maintenance service in 2007.
Handiworks Plus proved to be a valuable service that helped many older people, carers and disabled people in Bournemouth and Poole to access trustworthy and reliable tradespeople. In April 2010 Handiworks Plus expanded and is now available to anyone over 18 in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, East Dorset and Purbeck.