Join us for a Introduction to Social Enterprise Webinar

We know that the public sector in Cumbria is taking a hammering – jobs are going and budgets cut.  Social enterprises share similar values to public sector organisations and can do things differently. But what are social enterprises, how are they different from charities and normal businesses?

What will be covered?

  • Find out what social enterprises are.
  • What types of social enterprises are operating in the County.
  • Get a better idea about how social enterprises can support your communities, assets and services.
  • Finding further support to take your ideas further.

Where and When

The event will take place on Wednesday 19th July. You can participate using a PC, Mac, tablet, Smartphone to view slides and listen to the speakers.  Login from 12.15 to make sure everything is working, then we will start at 12.30 prompt. Please register in advance at


  • Overview of webinar and definition of social enterprises (Daniel Heery, CSEP)
  • Why Cumbria County Council are supporting the development of social enterprises (Martin Allman, CCC)
  • The social enterprise sector in Cumbria (Daniel Heery, CSEP)
  • National picture (Dan Gregory, Social Enterprise UK)
  • Working with homeless people, encouraging them to develop life skills (Rachel Holliday, Time to Change (West Cumbria)
  • A social enterprise providing free and inclusive creative activities to enhance personal and community wellbeing (Rebecca Mellor, Creative Wellbeing)
  • The UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise (Richard Foster, GLL)
  • Question and Answer Session (All Panellists)
  • Current support available through CSEP – types of people/enterprises being supported (Daniel Heery, CSEP)
  • Closing Comments and next webinar

For more information e-mail or call 01434 382 808. Follow us on twitter @secumbria

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