COVID-19 and Social Enterprise in Scotland

Section: Self Management and Co-Production HubType: News Item Date Published: 25th June 2020

Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Scotland discusses how the sector has faired during the pandemic and how it can respond.

Chris Martin, the Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Scotland is invited to the ALLIANCE Live podcast to discuss how the sector has been affected during COVID-19 lockdown. Chris describes the positives and negatives of the pandemic; seeing greater support and collaboration between social enterprises and with Government and other sectors as well as the unfortunate inevitably of businesses having to close their doors.

The conversation also steers itself to looking into the future and Chris provides his view on what measures are needed to give social enterprises a boost as they begin to emerge from the pandemic.

Earlier this year the ALLIANCE and Social Enterprise Scotland produced the joint document, ‘A Health Enterprise – Bringing health and trading together for social impact and the wellbeing of Scotland.’ The brochure highlights the broad range of work social enterprises are involved in that make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing. The conversation in this podcast interestingly reframes much of the information contained in the document to how social enterprise can play a vital role post-pandemic in shifting the balance of health and social care spending to provide better outcomes for the people of Scotland.

Listen to this episode of the ALLIANCE Live podcast at Anchor.FM (this link will take you away from our website).

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