How we formed: our registration 

The Social Interest Group (registered in England no. 9122052; Charity Commission no. 1158402) brings together health and social care organisations, to work in partnership.

Registered on 1st September 2014, the Social Interest Group was developed over a three year period.

Our group structure offers greater strength to our members and partners in increasingly competitive times.

The charities and organisations who join us keep their individuality, identity and cultures. We work with all our partners to grow their business. We share resources and knowledge across the group, which offers cost-savings and efficiences.

Contact us to discuss working in partnership, becoming a member or developing bespoke initiatives with the Social Interest Group.



How we formed: our founder members and launch 

The founder members of the Social Interest Group are Penrose Options, Penrose Works Ltd and Equinox Care.

These organisations provide support, care, accommodation and employment opportunities to people with a range of needs. These needs include: mental ill health, history of offending, alcohol and drug dependence, homelessness and people who experience sexual exploitation.

On launching the Social Interest Group, Gill Arukpe, Group Chief Executive, said: ‘The Social Interest Group was born out of likeminded health and social organisations, coming together to work in partnership.

‘We have established a new way of managing charitable businesses and social enterprises. Our structure ensures: we remain competitive; we can meet the aims of our charities; we can help more people; and we can develop our staff and volunteers.’

You can read more about our launch in 2014 on the Civil Society website.

How we formed: our core aims

Find out more about our vision and mission and our charitable objectives at the Social Interest Group.

If you are a Chair or CEO of a charity or social enterprise, a Commissioner of services or a Government Minister or Officer, read more here about the key benefits of working together.

Please get in touch to start a conversation about working with the Social Interest Group.