Mutual Ventures is dedicated to efficiency, innovation and sustainability in public and community services. In short, we’re about creating better delivery models for better services.

We work with local authorities, NHS organisations and other public bodies to help them achieve more from their services, including advising on efficiencies, increasing levels of traded income and assessing alternative delivery models.

For front-line public sector teams who are considering moving to a mutual or social enterprise model, we provide support through the entire journey from business planning to transition and launch.

We help socially-focused organisations to win new contracts, grow sustainably and deliver services in the most efficient and effective manner.

We have developed a tool – the Delivery Model Detector – which aims to help local authorities and staff teams to quickly determine whether a service might be suited to a different delivery model - click here to learn more

Download our Quick Guides to Public Service Mutuals and Going for Growth, the next stage for public service spin outs.

Chiltern Rangers – John Shaw

Wycombe District Council’s Woodland Service, lead by John Shaw was facing severe cuts… Continue reading


Agewell – Deborah Harrold

Agewell was started as a membership organisation by a group of local residents in Sandwell… Continue reading


Engaging Communities Staffordshire – Kate Waterhouse

Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS) was set up to deliver local community engagement and advocacy services … Continue reading


Sandwell – Councillor Bob Badham, Cabinet Member for Children and Families

Faced with increasing competition from the private sector and reducing Council budgets… Continue reading


Evolve YP Social Work Practice – Julie Moss

The Department for Education’s Social Work Practice (SWP) Programme has seen groups of front line social workers … Continue reading