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Minister for Civil Society welcomed by Liverpool Social Economy Panel

The Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP, visited Liverpool's Social Economy Panel on Thursday 12th May - attended by Fusion21, Social Enterprise Network (SEN) and other leading organisations in the local social economy.

Organised by Social Enterprise Network on behalf of its Social Economy Panel - the group met with Rob Wilson MP, to discuss the growing social and community enterprise sector in the City Region - and how this can be developed and sustained for the future.

Fusion21 meets regularly with other Social Economy Panel members - to work on new initiatives for the region, whilst also promoting the brilliant work being done by social enterprises locally.

Dave Neilson, Chief Executive at Fusion21, said: “As a national social enterprise, Fusion21 is committed to supporting the creation of social value within Liverpool and across the UK – this can range from tackling worklessness, to supporting apprenticeships, or reducing reoffending.

“We work closely with the Social Economy Panel to develop and share innovation in social value policy and practice – and meeting Rob Wilson MP was a fantastic opportunity to showcase what is being achieved by ourselves, and other organisations within the city.”

Rosie Jolly, Chief Executive of SEN, added: “It was great to welcome the Minister for Civil Society to the city to see first-hand some of the work that our members are doing, and to discuss with the panel of practitioners some ways of improving and expanding their service provision. Our members and associates are working hard to improve lives and it is fantastic to see government taking more of an interest in the work they do.”