Social Enterprises active in the field of health and social care are commonly presented with requests to undertake research amongst the service user populations whom they serve. However, many social enterprises have expressed a need for support in developing processes and structures to facilitate the governance and implementation of research in their organisations. To this end, the Transform Research Alliance has recently formed. It is an alliance of social enterprises who actively share knowledge and expertise in all areas pertaining to research in social enterprises. The current alliance of 11 members are actively seeking to grow the membership and so enhance the social enterprise voice in the field of applied health and social care research.

We are pleased to formally launch our new website, in partnership with Spectrum Community Health’s website, in an attempt to promote the alliance, and distribute relevant documents and good news stories from member organisations.

If you would be interested in joining the Alliance, or have any queries about research projects, please email: Nat Wright, Clinical Research Director for Transform Research Alliance: nat.wright@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk, or George Charlesworth, Transform Research Alliance Co-ordinator: george.charlesworth@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk