Support Network

The strength of the social enterprise movement is that we are a community. We all work across different sectors, are of different sizes and stages of our journey but we are all united in our dedication to change how we do business. This coronavirus outbreak is going to affect us all in different ways, some of our businesses will struggle to get by in the coming months and others may be overwhelmed by the extra pressure put on them by the virus.

We want to bring together the social enterprise community to share the issues we are all facing, both personal and organisational. No-one has all the answers and we can learn from each other. We’re looking at ways for social enterprises to share their experiences and concerns. If you are interested in helping other members through this period, or have something you can contribute to the wider movement please contact us at covid19@socialenterprise.org.uk

Please do also let us know how you are coping through this crisis. Let’s come together as a movement and share our stories both good and bad so others can see they are not alone and so that we can learn from others’ experience.

If you are able to support the wider response to coronavirus, the Government have put together this portal where business can offer services such as the manufacture of PPE, social care and the manufacture of equipment. If you can manufacture ventilators for hospital use more guidance on this can be found here.

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