Author: Aidan Pia, Director of Senscot (Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland)
Date: 18 July 2018
Building from its published research report on community anchor organisations, What Works Scotland is exploring further the crucial relationship between the community sector on the one hand, and public services partnerships and public service reform on the other.
Here Aidan Pia, Director of Senscot (Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland), considers the potential of community social enterprise to innovate, lead and contribute in complex ways to the Christie Commission agenda of partnership, participation and prevention.
He explains that whilst the contribution of community-based social enterprises remains, for many, ‘under the radar’, there are increasing opportunities to deliver a range of public services within local communities and highlights some approaches being used by Senscot to o enable social enterprises to take advantage of these opportunities.