To speak, just wave your spoon... With UK charities facing soaring demand for grief counselling due to Covid-19, social enterprises such as The Loss Project are using virtual meeting spaces – including 'Spoon Rooms' – to help mourners support each other online.
Social sector organisations – and those they exist to help – have been deeply shaken by Covid-19. As they tread slowly towards a longed-for recovery phase, Big Issue Invest CEO Danyal Sattar shares what social investors can do now to support them.
Taking the temperature of UK social enterprises before the Covid-19 crisis: It may seem like a different time – but just over six months ago, the UK’s top social enterprises were looking ahead to times of growth and success.
PART ONE: Post-Covid, social entrepreneurs will be under even more pressure to get their business model right. This three-part series shows you how. First: what are the core components of any social enteprise, and what trade-offs need to be managed?
How do you lead through upheaval and huge uncertainty? Zoe Portlock of London-based Bikeworks on revamping the business, giving restless cyclists a sense of purpose – and the unexpected lessons of life under lockdown.
Social entrepreneur Jess Thompson, recently hospitalised with Covid-19, on how her fear and a sense of powerlessness were brought into sharp relief through conversations with the refugee chefs at Migrateful.