(From Government News Network)
] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 20 November 2008 Health and Care Workers to set up new social enterprises
Funding announced for innovative social enterprise projects
Marking Social Enterprise Day, Care Service Ministers Phil Hope today announced that six projects will share GBP450,000 to establish new social enterprises which will help the elderly, the disabled and the homeless, and nurses will get more help to set up services that will help their patients.
The six projects form part of the Government's 'Innovation for Life' Challenge Fund - a fund set up to promote commissioning of innovative health and social care services from social enterprises.
The projects to receive funding are:
* Gateshead Council (GBP61,875) to develop a new initiative which will train and enable older and disabled people …