Social Firms UK’s response to “Principles for representation: a framework for effective third sector participation in local strategic partnerships” (February 2008)

This discussion paper http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/principlesofrepre... sets out some principles that are aimed at assisting third sector bodies to come together to form networks and act as the collective voice for the sector in a local area. The principles are not intended to be a blueprint, but try to offer a framework which can be adapted according to local circumstances. Social Firms UK’s response explains what Social Firms are and the impact they can have on local social and economic wellbeing. It highlights the need for Local Strategic Partnerships to be aware of the Social Firms in their area.