Making the Connection: Local Post Offices as Community Enterprise Hubs

RSA Research – the RSA recommends that Post Office branches build on their trusted brand and provide a range of new activities, including:

  • Business support to the growing number of home-based businesses and SME’s.
  • Selling local firms’ products and supporting fledgling entrepreneurs
  • Providing access to the internet and digital training courses
  • Advice on affordable finance or changes to welfare, including the introduction of Universal Credit and personal budgets in social care
  • Providing employment and training opportunities to local people
  • Co-hosting public services such as local health centres, running prescription collections services and passing on messages to GPs

More details and publication here.