The Health SEN has grown to 100 members in the last two years and is full of exceptional individuals doing good work and making real differences in people's lives and communities. It has been my absolute pleasure to meet most of you, hear and share your stories.
As some of you know, I have been working on my own social enterprise and have decided to commit to this full time. My last day at Senscot is the 4th March.
Interviews for the post will be next month and the closing date is this Friday, applications can be found here.
If you take one thing...okay two things
I have been working with the public and third sector in various groups around how to support social enterprise in the transition of health & social care integration. I have learned that this will take time. Time for big change is slow, however, here is everything I felt important to know.
If you read any publication this year around H&SC, read this. Saving money by doing the right thing. Why 'local by default, must replace 'diseconomies of scale'. This report shows that the UK public sector is wasting millions of pounds on services that do not meet peopleâ€™s needs. When peopleâ€™s problems go unresolved, their needs remain the same or get worse, creating unnecessary demand and spiralling costs. It is also the only publication which pushes the boundaries into radical, fundamental change.
We are Built to be Kind
We are built to be kind, wired to care. The all-important emotion is sympathy. This video is even better the second time viewed.
What I have learned about social enterprise. The caliber of people in the social enterprise networks is pretty special. It has really been a privilege to meet so many individuals with the winning combination of integrity, determinedness and empathy. You all have inspired me and motivated me into setting up Tribe Porty CIC, which will be a co-working space and community hub in Portobello.
Thank you to Senscot for the continued support and being the best employer I have ever had. They are a top team.