Social adVentures Limited

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- Region
- Health and social care

About us


Social adVentures is an NHS 'spin out' delivering inspirational services to help support people to lead healthier and happier lives. Social adVentures delivers a number of public health, mental health and learning difficulties services alongside social businesses such as garden centres, children's day nursery's and community cafe's.

Your business model:

We ‘spun out of NHS Salford’ to become one of the country’s first public service mutuals in 2011. Since then we have increased our turnover by four times, increased employee numbers from ten to 40 and we now offer three times as many services to over 1000 local members. We are pioneering change every day. A social organisation, employee owned and led by business minded entrepreneurs, we are active in constantly improving the way in which public services are delivered. We recognise the difficulties and changes that commissioners are facing and we are pioneering new ways to address this that both meets budgetary constraints and improves the lives of the people we work with.

Our social objective

Our mission statement is:

Environmental - We believe small but continuous improvements in reducing our environmental impact will add up over time. We will reduce our total energy consumption by 5%. Social - It is only by engaging the people who use our services that we will make those services the best that they can be. We will increase our membership by 25%. Economic - By diversifying our sources of income we give our organisation stability. We will grow new income streams by 10%.

The outcome areas we're focused on are:

  • Education, learning and skills
  • Employment and training
  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Healthy living and lifestyle
  • Personal and social well-being

The beneficiary groups we work with are:

  • People who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs)
  • Homeless people
  • People living in poverty
  • People with substance abuse issues
  • People with long-term health conditions
  • People with a life threatening or terminal illness
  • People with learning disabilities (including people on autistic spectrum)
  • People with physical disabilities or sensory impairments
  • People with mental health issues
  • Carers
  • Vulnerable parents
  • Vulnerable children (including looked after children)
  • Vulnerable young people
  • Older People (including people with dementia)
  • Ex/Offenders

Our structure

Company Registration Number: 30502

Legal structure: Co-op/IPS

Incorporation date: December 14, 2004

We are 50% employee owned

Our Networks

  • E3M
  • Locality
  • SEUK
  • NCVO

Our Awards

  • Living Wage Employer
  • SEUK award

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Our Social Value Performance

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Our diversity


People from a BME background

People with a disability