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    Housing association helps the environment and homeless at the same time

    One housing association’s recycling initiative has given homeless people a lifeline. Northward Housing and The Mustard Tree homeless charity have teamed up to help get people back into work. The charity’s Standfirm enterprise sees properties left by >>>

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    Trash to treasure scheme

    Former joiner, Terry Pearce, has created a way of getting people into work by turning trash into treasure. Mr Pearce, from Broughton, Salford, is launching a new social enterprise ‘Old to New Furnishings’, with the help of >>>

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    WakeOrDonate app helps charity's gain donations

    Nineteen year old Ronan Finnegan has developed an app which donates money to charities each time a person hits their snooze button. WakeOrDonate is a mobile phone app which will make a donation to a charity each >>>

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    A new approach to help people find care

    With social cares budget cut by 20% since 2010, care workers have developed a new way to help those needing support. A peer-support model is a way of working that allows the sector to save money whilst >>>

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    Pilot Project Shows Social Enterprises Can Tackle Local Problems

    Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) suggest how community-level entrepreneurs can tackle local problems. The JRF pilot project in Bradford shows the untapped potential that locally based social enterprises have to solve local problems. The report also says that >>>

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    Charities would rather trade as a Social Enterprise

    Social Enterprise UK have released a survey that shows 45% of registered charities identify themselves as social enterprises. However, they are hindered as they have poor access to business management and financial help. The results of the >>>

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    Charities and Businesses form New Social Enterprise

    A new approach to funding social enterprises has emerged instead of relying on government funding. Minister Nick Hurd has endorsed the new ‘co-mingling’ funds between charitable and private capital to help deliver further social benefit. New methods >>>

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    Social Enterprise to help those with learning difficulties is expanding!

    A social enterprise charity in Basingstoke that provide help to adults with learning difficulties is increasing it's services. The charity give work experience to adults who have learning difficulties, and is extending their services to include more >>>

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    Social enterprise spending to reduce reoffending

    Ministry of Justice are to define the role that social enterprises have with rehabilitation. This will help with using social enterprises with future contracts and is intended to reduce reoffending.  The process still seems to be a >>>

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    Remploy Workers want to buy Factory as Social Enterprise

    Three Remploy factories in the Midlands are being sold off by the government, meaning the 98% disabled workforce would be made redundant. The workers are now saying that they want to buy the factories as a social >>>

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