Health

Network for SEs making a positive impact on health and well-being.

The Health SEN welcomes any social enterprises (and aspiring social enterprises) that seek to make a positive impact on health and well-being as new members to the Network.

Mary Sinclair is the dedicated coordinator for the Health SEN and is supported by the Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Roundtable.

The Health SEN aims to be informed on health and social care legislation and initiatives which support innovative practices to healthy communities, working towards three key outcomes:

  • Grassroots level social enterprises are better informed, encouraged, networked and supported.
  • Members make a better contribution to policy development (local and national) and increase the value they bring to local communities economically, socially and environmentally.
  • More collaborative working amongst members, increasing their capacity and role in delivering services in their respective communities.

A monthly Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Newsletter is available SEN members and opportunities are regularly available for members to discuss key issues and network.

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Mary Sinclair

Join the Health SEN

To join the Health SEN or to find out more contact Mary Sinclair  or call 07525 864 333.

The Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Roundtable gathers together strategically placed individuals committed to maximising the benefits that a social enterprise approach can bring to delivering public health in Scotland. It does so through:

  • Increasing awareness of social enterprise and how it impacts on health
  • Improving links between public health agencies and social enterprises
  • Promoting opportunities for social enterprises to deliver public health contracts and other services directed at improving the health and wellbeing of the public.
The Roundtable supports the activities of the Health and Community Food SENs in helping overcome barriers faced by social enterprises delivering public health benefits, and evidencing the added value they can bring to Scotland’s communities. Thematic Priority Issues for the Roundtable currently include:
  • Health & Social Care Integration
  • Self-Directed Support
  • Food Poverty
Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Final Position Paper



Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Roundtable Members

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Check out Discussions & Newsletter for policy & resource links for Senscot’s current priority issues, including: Loneliness, Dementia, Diet & Obesity, Mental Health, Social Prescribing.

Key policy documents on improving health & wellbeing and addressing health inequalities in Scotland.

If you would like to recommend any other policy documents, please contact Mary Sinclair.

The resources listed below include national academic, statutory and third sector support organisations with a focus on improving health & wellbeing or addressing health inequalities, some concentrating on the third sector or social enterprise.

 

Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health

NHS Health Scotland

 

Voluntary Health Scotland

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)

Coalition of Care & Support Providers in Scotland (CCSP)

Community Health Exchange (CHEX)

Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing: The Alliance of Community-led Health Improvement Organisations

Voluntary Action Scotland