Mutuo welcomes the Government’s new Mutuals Support Programme which has been launched recently at Anglian Community Enterprise.
The programme will bring together information, advice and bespoke support for fledgling mutuals including:
- New web resource
- Information and case management hotline
- Funding for bespoke professional services
In total a fund of more than £10m will enable the most promising and innovative mutuals to spin out of the public sector and deliver public services in England.
Speaking about the launch of the new service, Peter Hunt, Chief Executive of Mutuo said “The existing mutuals sector has been saying for some time that if new public sector mutuals are to be a success then the Government must give proper resource to help with the transition process. We are pleased that this fund has been established and believe that this represents a step in the right direction. We hope that the support will be available to all types of mutual, including community led and co-operatives, as outlined in the Coalition Agreement.”
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Anglian Community Enterprise also recently featured in the Mutuo pamphlet ‘Community Health Services: Made Mutual’ which can be viewed here.