Health and social care contracts present the biggest growth potential for social enterprises and voluntary sector organisations, finds independent analysis, but they’re held back by a digital skills gap and overcomplicated processes.
Social investors are still too focused on internal battles – distracting them from the huge potential impact they could have by partnering up. Big Society Capital's CEO makes the case for the (sometimes) more difficult path of collaboration.
Although services across the country have suffered from funding cuts, a scheme in Hertfordshire is bucking the trend. Now they're getting a helping hand in combatting loneliness and enabling people to live independent lives.
Big Society Capital's Matt Robinson calls for the next UK government to conduct a social outcomes based spending review in 2015 to help make taxpayers' money go further and reduce health inequality throughout the country.