Social Enterprise Status


We are part of a diverse international network of accredited social enterprises – the Social Enterprise Mark is an independent guarantee that we put the interests of people & planet above shareholder gain. We have been externally assessed against sector-agreed criteria and have proved our commitment to using profits and income to create benefits for society and the environment.  In 2013 SWFT Clinical Services was formally registered as a Social Enterprise and received the Social Enterprise Mark in January 2014. 

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All profits made by the Company’s trading activities are reinvested in the business, gifted to local charitable organisations or returned to the Trust.  


The Social Enterprise Mark

To obtain and maintain social enterprise credentials the Company submits to the scrutiny of a rigorous external assessment process. With annual checks against criteria, we are operating ethically, commercially and upholding sector-agreed standards.

The Social Enterprise Mark is the only accreditation to independently assess organisations against sector-agreed criteria to provide a guarantee of a commitment to trading for the primary benefit of people and planet. 

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Charitable Donations

This is a summary of the local charities that support our communities in Warwickshire, that the Company has provided grants to: 


The Company supported Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action (WCAVA) with a grant of £10,000.

This is in recognition of the Placed-based partnerships that are evolving in the three Warwickshire Places and the contribution WCAVA is making as a key partner. We recognise, as the Places mature, WCAVA’s role in health promotion and engagement with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector will be essential in supporting and improving health and wellbeing. 



The Company donated to George Eliot Hospital (GEH) a grant of £15,000 to support the health and wellbeing of staff through a holistic approach.


Jayne Blacklay, Non Executive Director of SWFT Clinical Services Ltd, said: “The collaboration between SWFT Clinical Services, the Trust and local partners is a great example of how a social enterprise can help create new opportunities for working together to benefit our local communities. There’s so much enthusiasm within the Company and the Trust to harness these opportunities to deliver projects of real social value. We’re delighted to see what is being achieved through these three initiatives and would like to thank everyone who has been involved.”


The Company donated to SWFT Charity a grant of £15,000 to support the purchase of a High Fidelity Child Manikin for simulation and to deliver training to medical professionals, juniors and newly qualified staff.


Jayne Blacklay, Non Executive Director, said, "SWFT Clinical Services is very proud to support SWFT Charity's Young Minds Matter Appeal with a grant of £40,000 as we believe it is important that we look after the mental health of young people in our society.  This will support the provision of an all-new adolescent recreational area, as part of the project to provide age-appropriate and sensory facilities to all young patients on the ward”.


A £9,000 donation enabled the purchase of two new state-of -the-art beds for the Frailty Unit at Warwick Hospital.  The new beds, with built in alarm systems, recognise when a patient is trying to get out of bed unaided and make staff aware immediately. This is particularly useful for any patients who are confused or not able to call for assistance.

Jo Copeman, Falls Prevention Lead said: “Many patients need help but can’t ask for it and these new beds ensure that if a patient does try and get out of their bed without assistance, a member of the team is immediately alerted by way of a pager or alarm and can avert any further injury to the patient.  Staff are really grateful for this grant to ensure we are able to offer this extra care to our patients“.


The Company supported Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Biker Service (WSBB) with a grant of £10,000 who continue to help deliver medication supplies to patients across Warwickshire.


A £10,000 donation was been provided to WSBB to transport vital chemotherapy drugs to patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. The voluntary service saves the NHS valuable staff time and transport costs and delivers the drugs where and when they are needed, along with delivering vital medical supplies including blood, platelets, samples, X-rays and medical equipment to hospitals in the area, free of charge. At a time when NHS resources are being stretched by the virus as hospitals look after the seriously ill, the scheme ensures patients receive the medication they urgently need.

Glen Burley, Chief Executive of South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Improving the wellbeing of our communities is key to helping people stay well by accessing the information, services and opportunities that sustain good health and allowing people to lead fulfilling lives. As a Trust we are committed to working with partners to deliver projects of social value to our local communities and recognise the vital role they have. I am delighted to support these great projects”.


The South Warwickshire Welfare Trust (SWWT) is a small Trust, that was formed in 1886, dedicated to helping people in need living in parishes in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Southam and Warwick areas.  SWWT takes referrals from local caring bodies to provide small sums of money for items, facilities & services not available from other sources. The applicants must show significant medical and/or social needs and are usually in receipt of benefits. In 2020, SWWT supported some 51 families in real need. By helping this large group of people, who tend to drop unnoticed through any national support, distress is alleviated but hospital admission from this very vulnerable group may also be reduced, and SWFT CS supported SWWT with a grant of £5,000.


A grant of £15,213 was provided towards the creation of a Kitchen Garden at Stratford Hospital, providing a fabulous addition to the facilities currently on the hospital site. By working alongside the volunteers at Forest of Hearts, the new area offers a wide range of benefits for patients, visitors, staff and also the local community too. 

The garden provides a tranquil outdoor space for patients, their families and for staff to enjoy and delivers a sustainable crop of fruit, vegetables and herbs and help promote healthy eating at the hospital. The garden also provide volunteering opportunities for members of the local community who may want to develop new skills or build new friendships.


£35,000 funding was provided to South Warwickshire Citizens Advice Bureau to support the Reach Out to Older People (ROOP) scheme which enables them to receive referrals from local NHS services, and deliver much needed bespoke support to older people in relation to issues such as debt management, hardship grants, or housing support.  Stratford District is home to a disproportionately large group of older people compared to the rest of Warwickshire and indeed England, and ROOP is designed to cater to their unique needs. This donation enabled CAB to link their current NHS Referrals project with theROOP project, bringing with it team resilience and a specialist older people focus.

2019/2020 and 2020/2021

The Company provided support to Shipston Home Nursing, a local palliative care charity with the aim of ensuring that every adult in our community has access to free high quality end of life care at home. Shipston Home Nursing’s Executive Director Andrew Revell explains “We work very closely with GPs, Community Nurses, Hospitals and Hospices to ensure that patients and families facing incurable illness have options for their care at the end of their lives.  We receive a small grant from the NHS to help cover our operating costs with the remaining funding being generously provided by income from fundraising activities, individual donors, trusts and commercial organisations. We are fortunate to receive grants from SWFT Clinical Services Ltd to help us continue to provide the quality of care we are known for and provide the basis for our future sustainability. We very much appreciate their support”.


A grant of £20,000 was provided to Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire to support mental health patient referrals with many leading onto counselling sessions with qualified and voluntary counsellors.  From April to September 2019, the charity received 129 referrals, mainly from GPs, in particular relating to anxiety and/or depression.