A - DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE
A1 - Title in original language
A2 - Title in English
A3 - Location of GP (national)
A4 - Location of GP (regional)
A5 - Economic field of activity
Q Human health and social work activities
A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To provide amenities for local people
To address legal or financial exclusion
To improve social cohesion/inclusion
A7 - Spatial scale Regional (large scale)
A8a - Start date
A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)
A9 - Short description of the GP
Health & social care social enterprise, providing a wide range of facilities, focused on trying to improve the quality of members' lives. SCA is a group of social enterprises delivering care, transport, dentistry, training and advice services.
A10 - Key words relating to the GP
Traning / mentoring
Profit/no profit partnership / cooperation
A11 - Objectives of the GP
To support members to live better lives through compassionate care, health and community services, strengthened by working together for the common good. To become a leading social enterprise providing innovative, high impact solutions to improving the health and wellbeing of communities across Southern England.
A12 - Activities that have taken place
SCA Care's mission is to enable its members to remain living in their own home and support them to have better lives. They have an extensive range of services available including home care, domestic help, respite care, day clubs, dementia specialist care, community support, etc. SCA Transport provide a range of transport services in the community. SCA Trafalgar is a social enterprise delivering excellence in NHS dentistry. SCA Fenwick2 provides a mix of services: including acupuncture, counselling and personal training. There are also meeting and training rooms, a gym, a support service for carers and NHS long term conditions services. SCA Quinn delivers flexible and affordable training to the health and social care sector. SCA's advocacy service empowers and enables vulnerable people in our society to find solutions to problems that they have in their lives and speak up for their rights in times of trouble. SCA also provides a consultancy serivce, covering a number of business areas.
A13 - Achievements of the GP For year 2011/12
70,000 members received high equality, ethical dental care. 354,000 hours of care and support delivered. 657 referrals received for re-ablement services. 204 'extra care' customer members supported to remain independent in their own homes. 750 members provided with advice, guidance, signposting and advocacy services. Finalists in Guardian Social Enterprise of the Year 2011 Awards. 6700 members came to Fenwick2 in last year. Plus many more achievements - see website.
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