Aspire secured funding from the Cabinet Office to enable them to become an employee-owned CIC taking a transfer of services for children aged 14 plus and adults with complex needs and learning disabilities.

Aspire provides a range of services including, short breaks, day centres and intermediate care.

What was our role?

We worked in partnership with Stepping Out to provide the full range of legal, financial and business planning support. We worked closely with the council's internal legal team, so that wherever possible a collaborative approach could be taken on preparing and finalising the required legal documentation. The project required input from a number of departments including governance and commercial, employment and built environment. As a result, Aspire: for Intelligent Care and Support CIC launched on 1 June 2015.

How did we add value?

We provided a range of support beyond the initial Cabinet Office requirements and tried to support the new management team as they ventured into their new organisation. We worked collaboratively with the council’s internal teams and helped to arrive at solutions when it became apparent that not all of the documentation would be concluded for the “go-live” date.

For more information

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Anthony Collins Solicitors made the process of spinning out from Salford City Council understandable, and took away the feelings of anxiety associated with our lack of specialist knowledge. They were available at any time to answer questions and calm fears. They liaised in a friendly and helpful manner going above and beyond the original Cabinet Office brief. They continue to be there for us and their help is hugely appreciated. We could not have done this without them and their ability to make complex issues understandable to those of us unfamiliar with the law. From registering Aspire with Companies House to governance issues, TUPE to business transfer agreements, leases to service level agreements, they help us get the best possible outcome for our new staff-owned mutual. They worked in a collaborative way with the council’s legal teams who found them approachable, knowledgeable and professional at all times. We can’t recommend them highly enough, thanks you to all who got involved with late night and weekend emails and calls.
Janet Tuohy, Aspire for Intelligent Care and Support, CEO.