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CSH Surrey is a profit-for-purpose business called a social enterprise, which means it has a social ethos and exists to benefit its local communities. Any surplus is re-invested back into the business rather than paid as dividends to shareholders. It is a member of Social Enterprise UK.
In 2012 CSH Surrey launched its Community Fund with £10,000 from its reserves. Every two months it awards grants of up to £1,000 to support health and well being projects run by local groups and organisations. Organisations that have benefited include Home Start Elmbridge, The Bees Boccia Club (Epsom and Ewell), mid Surrey Mencap and The Pitstop (Mole Valley).
CSH Surrey was the first social enterprise of its kind to be created out of the NHS in 2006. Then, a pioneering group of more than 650 nurses and therapists chose to set up their own business, believing they could deliver higher quality healthcare independently. CSH Surrey’s experience influenced Government policy, and in 2011, hundreds more public sector workers chose to follow the example of CSH Surrey, setting up their own independently owned organisations. Today, an increasing number of social enterprises are delivering public sector services.
In 2011 CSH Surrey's then MDs, Jo Pritchard and Tricia McGregor, were awarded MBEs for Services to Social Enterprise.