On 1st January 2011 the former North East Essex Provider Services launched as new Social Enterprise organisation– Anglian Community Enterprise. ACE is a Community Interest Company, limited by shares and employee owned. ACE provides NHS Community Services and some Learning Disabilities Therapy and Specialist Nursing. Our services are provided across North East Essex to a population of some 318, 000, with some other Learning Disabilities Services across North Essex.
The separation from the PCT came from Government direction called ‘Transforming Community Services’ and meant that the part of the organisation that buys the services for the population would split from the part that provides the services(which is us and is the part which has become ACE) ACE is proud to be one of the Department of Health's First Wave Right to Request Projects and also a Cabinet Office Mutuals Pathfinder Organisation. As a Social Enterprise we want to involve staff, patients and the community in decisions. We have set up a successful Staff Council who is able to influence the decisions of the organisation. The next step for us is to set up the same type of group for members of the community /partner organisations