The Social Interest Group has been developed to enrich and extend opportunities for people facing social and health challenges. Join us.
The Social Interest Group (SIG) is new and innovative and was formed as a charity in 2014. Its sole aim is to be a vehicle to develop and strengthen the charities that are within it, so they in turn thrive and do social good.
We can offer charities that provide services for vulnerable people with the tools and support they need to run effectively and to help them to thrive and grow.
We have looked to the most successful charities and organisations in the sector to consider how they use technology, processes and people and built upon these practices to deliver a unique way of working together.
SIG wants the charitable sector to grow and thrive and believes that working together we can reduce duplication of effort and target resources towards the services themselves helping charities fulfil their articles of association and achieve their charitable aims.
If you are the Chair or CEO of a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation, contact us today to start a conversation about working together. Our structure and governance model at the Social Interest Group offers our members and partners greater resilience in competitive times. Our model ensures you retain your identity and unique services. We offer strong back office services, which can reduce your organisational risks and save you money.
Commissioners of health and social care services, service users and government officials – we welcome conversations with you about how our model improves efficiencies and outcomes for health and social care services.
The founder members of the Social Interest Group are Penrose Options and Equinox Care.
Penrose provides person-centred support, health and social care for people with a history of offending and mental ill health. With over 45 years’ experience, Penrose operates in a range of community based, supported housing and residential settings. Penrose works with clients who have mental health and forensic mental health needs, including adults with personality disorders. Their work centres around giving vulnerable members of our society the voice, skills and independence to build a brighter future. The Penrose Criminal Justice team work in partnership with MTC Novo and London CRC, delivering the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme.
Equinox Care provides personalised support, care and recovery to people with multiple and complex needs. This includes people who experience mental ill health, drug dependence and alcohol dependence. Equinox clients may also have a history of homelessness or offending. They may have been turned away from other services, due to the complexity of their needs. Equinox assists their service users to solve or manage the issues that are relevant to their own lives, including achieving stable accommodation, recovery and independence.
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Penrose Roots has won the Community Project of The Year award at the Luton & Bedfordshire annual Community Awards ceremony. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes in the community and … Continued
Equinox’s Alcohol and Substances Detoxification service Brook Drive, now has a fully refurbished accessible bathroom thanks to the kind generosity of AXIS through the AXIS foundation. Axis secured funding from … Continued
The Fulfilling Lives programme – an eight-year programme with an investment of £112 million from The National Lottery Community Fund, provides intensive and tailored support to people with multiple and … Continued
The future looks very exciting at the Social Interest Group. Our model offers members and partners greater flexibility and resilience in a competitive marketplace. We welcome discussions with likeminded organisations who wish to explore the opportunity.
Gill Arukpe, Group Chief Executive, Social Interest Group