Social Firms InfoMine is an innovative online diagnostic toolkit designed to find information and resources on the social firm sector and on how to develop a social firm. Social firms are enterprises whose specific purpose is to create quality jobs for people disadvantage in the labour market.
The toolkit includes an online questionnaire which guides the user through a set of questions, then produces a bespoke report with tailor-made information and links to relevant resources. Registered users can also search the entire resource database.
InfoMine was developed as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between Social Firms UK and Middlesex University’s Social Policy Research Centre, which I have been coordinating as ‘Knowledge Base Supervisor’.