The Calico Group

The Calico Group: innovative businesses and charities working together to make social profit, rather than financial profit, the driving force behind our wide range of high quality services.

We define social profit as the positive difference we make to people’s lives, across all the communities in which we work.

We create social profit by developing innovative services, and harnessing the opportunities of our unique group structure.

The Calico Group difference:

• Bringing different parts of our group together for maximum social impact - creating innovative, new opportunities for the benefit of the community.
• Harnessing the strengths of our unique group structure - bringing together the widest possible range of expertise.
• Succeeding within private and public markets - delivering cost-effective, sustainable services, with profits returning to the communities we serve.

The Calico Group is made up of the following companies

Calico Homes Limited owns and manages approximately 4,600 homes providing accommodation for families and older people, plus student housing, supported housing and services for homeless people.

Calico Enterprise Limited works with a host of organisations across the North West to provide housing-related support; tackle worklessness; and give information and advice.

SafeNet (formerly ELWRA) provides services across Lancashire for victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Acorn Recovery Projects provide a range of innovative drug and alcohol rehabilitation services across the North West.

Whitworth Care Trust is a charity which provides residential care, day services, luncheon clubs and meals on wheels.

Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction LLP undertakes maintenance and house building contracts on a commercial basis for a variety of clients across the North West.

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