Herefordshire’s work scheme provider, Bizmatch, folds

Posted on October 18, 2009. Filed under: News stories, Providers, Social enterprise |

Hereford Times | 18 October 2009

ONE of Herefordshire’s best known social enterprises is facing liquidation.

Bizmatch, which provides employment opportunities for vulnerable adults, ceased trading this week.

Bizmatch is the trading arm of Hereford-based Workmatch, which gives work preparation and training at its Coningsby Street headquarters.

Herefordshire Council has been working with Workmatch this week to support those affected by the breakdown of Bizmatch. Both the council and NHS Herefordshire purchased services from the charitable company.

Around 70 clients were receiving the service, with 30 of them eligible for support from the council’s adult social care team.

“We are reassuring everyone who is eligible for support that we will be finding alternative means of continuing a service for them,” said Sara Keetley, head of adult social care for Herefordshire Council and Primary Care Trust.

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