Welcome to Social Enterprise Kent
"Improving Lives, Supporting Enterprise"
At Social Enterprise Kent, we recognise that Social Enterprise is nothing new and that many pioneering community organisations have been doing this for a long time. We, too, can claim a rich heritage of community engagement: finding work placements and jobs and training opportunities for young people, and developing a Social Care service to support the old and vulnerable in our local communities. The roots of these local enterprising programmes, geared towards addressing social deprivation, can be traced directly back to Cyril Appleton’s and John Laming’s work in the 1980’s with the Canterbury Community Guild, their founding of CADET ( Canterbury and District Enterprise Trust) and recognising, ahead of their time, that supporting enterprise was the way forward.