Episode 38 - Andy Kerr from Sense Scotland (Part 1) - Social Enterprise Conversations
July 15, 2016•25 min
If you’re Scottish and have even an inkling about charities then Sense Scotland need little in the way of introduction. Sense Scotland just celebrated its 30th anniversary, and has spent all of that time providing support services to thousands of disabled people and their families, through a number of different projects across Scotland.
Created by a small group of families that felt there was a lack of support available for their deafblind children, Sense Scotland was built on the core values of openness, honesty, trust and accountability. It recognises the worth of individuals and aims to act on the basis of each service user’s aspirations and needs.
As mentioned last week, empowerment certainly seems to be the key thing which unites the vast array of different organisations that operate as social enterprises, and Sense Scotland certainly see this as a top priority.
On this week’s episode I have part one of my conversation with Andy Kerr, the Chief Executive of Sense Scotland. One