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Answers to homelessness: from the UK & Catalonia in times of pandemic

Author: E3M
Date: 19.04.21
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UK social enterprise initiative E3M and Suara Cooperative from Catalonia recently organised an international exchange about services responding to residential exclusion during Covid-19. E3M member P3, a social enterprise in the UK, and Hàbitat3 Foundation and Suara Cooperative from Catalonia shared their experiences of how they had supported homeless people in the pandemic. All 3 […]

SEPT SEMINAR SPEAKER’S BLOG: Partnership – the tipping point

Author: E3M
Date: 06.09.19

We’re almost there. Over the past twenty or more years, we have been talking and writing, persuading and cajoling, listening and developing, all with one aim – to create an environment where social enterprises and commissioners can form abiding partnerships and innovate together, making a real difference in our communities. It’s been a long road, […]

SEPT SEMINAR SPEAKER’S BLOG: Oldham’s Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership

Author: E3M
Date: 05.08.19

In March 2019 Oldham Council marked the world’s first Social Prescribing Day by commissioning a pioneering, three-year Innovation Partnership on behalf of Oldham Cares (our integrated care organisation) to a local consortium of voluntary and community organisations to build upon the Social Prescribing network. This Innovation Partnership – a contracting approach available to commissioners since 2015, enabling the development and subsequent purchase of a new, innovative product, service or works without the […]

SEPT SEMINAR SPEAKER’S BLOG: Leicestershire Children’s Innovation Partnership

Author: E3M
Date: 23.07.19

The new partnership between Leicestershire County Council and Barnardo’s was developed to address placement sufficiency through collaborative working, seeing this issue as part of a wider system operating across children’s social care. Driven by increasing numbers of looked after children and the need to make financial efficiencies, in 2018 the Council tendered not for a […]

Old ideas for Public Service Innovation

Author: E3M
Date: 18.06.19

A. Where we are Groupe SOS is celebrating 35 years since it commenced its mission of public service innovation being funded by the cost savings of success. Today it is a $900 million super-mature Social Enterprise group. Its virtuous circle of progressiveness began with the analytical insight that free flu treatment for the homeless reduced […]

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”

Author: E3M
Date: 31.08.18

In this blog from another of our speakers at next month’s seminar, Scott Darraugh offers a glimpse of the experience he’ll be drawing on for his talk on the theme of the Peter Drucker quote that forms its title… Now the CEO of Social adVentures, Scott had a long career in the NHS but was ready to leave […]

Calm in a crisis

Author: E3M
Date: 10.08.18

We’re pleased to share some insight from another of the speakers at our seminar in conjunction with Happy on 20th September. This time, read on for more from June O’Sullivan… It’s a very lucky business that doesn’t hit a crisis. One in three businesses go bust but the two surviving will have almost certainly have […]

How to get the best out of staff

Author: E3M
Date: 19.07.18

Brendan is one of the speakers at our seminar in conjunction with Happy on 20th September. Here he provides a little insight into his topic… More than ever before, public sector managers need to rethink how they get the best out of their staff. When we created Epic CIC, we were clear that the command and […]

The Public Service Transformation Academy (PSTA)

Author: Jonathan Bland
Date: 13.02.18

I have recently joined the Board of the Public Service Transformation Academy (PSTA), a social enterprise set up to run the Government’s Commissioning Academy and, more generally, to support those responsible for public services’ transformation to meet the challenges we currently face. The PSTA is led by the consultancy Red Quadrant and the Whitehall and […]

Alchemy generates co-production

Author: E3M
Date: 24.01.18

I was lucky enough to be a part of the Alchemy workshop at Coventry City Council, where I shared with some really committed Local Authority commissioning staff the opportunity to focus on a specific problem for a full day… without too many interruptions! With the support of both legal and financial experts, we broadened the […]

E3M Local Alchemy Coventry

Author: E3M
Date: 24.11.17

On the 20th and 21st November we ran E3M Alchemy, a placed-based innovation event in Coventry. A mixed group of 33 E3M Social Enterprise Leaders, Bold Commissioners, funders and partners joined with a similar number of council commissioners and other local stakeholders, including Coventry University, to explore new ways to tackle some local challenges affecting […]

E3M Away Day 2017

Author: E3M
Date: 03.02.17

The 2017 E3M Leaders’ Away Day generated some interesting and positive conversations, and a couple of commitments to do new things among the leaders who took part. The event kicked-off with a discussion about the “New Normal” and the challenges of the current context (not just Brexit!), with its opportunities and threats, and what this […]