Thursday, 23rd November 2017
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SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Social enterprises are organisations which aim to deliver goods and services, however, unlike normal businesses, they have a social purpose as their main aim.

The profits made from selling these goods are reinvested to support charitable causes.

Social Enterprises In The UK

Well-known social enterprises include The Big Issue, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Fifteen, and the fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate.

There are 62,000 social enterprises in the UK, contributing over £24 billion to the economy and providing over 800,000 jobs.

They are present within most industries in the UK, including health and social care, education, sport, service etc.

Charity and social care volunteers are needed to help with distribution or campaigning with the work of social enterprises. People are employed to come up with successful campaigns and strategies.