People Can - in liquidation ("the Charity")and People Can Social Enterprise Limited - in liquidation ("the Company")

The Charity

On 19 November 2012, David P Hurst, Ian Oakley-Smith and Karen Dukes were appointed joint administrators of the Charity.

The Charity supports communities and individuals that have experienced homelessness and domestic abuse, as well as providing rehabilitation for ex-offenders, with programmes across the UK, predominantly in London, Bristol, Somerset, Liverpool and Brighton.  The Charity operates a number of hostels, provides employment training, and its outreach work also includes funding small local projects, helplines and working with teenagers.  In addition the Charity owns the Contemporary Urban Centre in Liverpool, a former warehouse which has been converted into an arts and entertainment venue.

The administrators have taken control of the charity's operations and are in discussions with local councils with the intention of transferring services to successor providers wherever possible.  

The Charity was previously known as Novas Scarman Group Ltd.  People Can obtained charity status on 12 January 2011.

The Company

On 27 November 2012, David P Hurst, Ian Oakley-Smith and Karen Dukes were appointed joint administrators of the Company.

The Company was involved in various social enterprises which were designed to generate an income stream as well as contribute to the social objectives of the Charity. The social enterprises delivered objectives including job creation and work experience for disadvantage groups, promotion of inclusion through cultural activities, and partnerships and support for other third sector, ethical community and social enterprise organisations. The Company had 3 divisions, Talking Point, PATH and Box Clever.

The Company did not have any employees as at the date of appointment and its operations have now ceased.

PwC contact details

Press enquiries
Stephanie Howel: 0207 213 2421

Creditor enquiries
Sandra Andrews: 0113 289 4926
Email: sandra.andrews@uk.pwc.com

Documents available to download

People Can
First progress report to creditors, 6 August 2014 - creditors' voluntary liquidation
Form 2.34B Notice of move from administration to creditors' voluntary liquidation
Form 2.24B Joint administrators' progress report 11 June 2013
Form 2.24B Joint administrators' progress report May 2013
Former joint administrators' first and final progress report
Pinsent Masons pre appointment time costs
Joint administrators' proposals for achieving the purpose of administration
Creditors list
Statement of claim form
Notice of creditors meeting
Proxy Form
Instructions on how to complete the proxy form
Initial Notice to Creditors

People Can Social Enterprise Limited
First progress report to members and creditors, 6 August 2014 - creditors' voluntary liquidation
Form 2.34B Notice of move from administration to creditors' voluntary liquidation
Form 2.24B Joint administrators' progress report 11 June 2013
Form 2.24B Joint administrators' progress report May 2013
Former joint administrators' first and final progress report
Joint administrators' proposals for achieving the purpose of administration
Creditors list
Statement of claim form
Notice of creditors meeting
Proxy Form
Instructions on how to complete the proxy form
Initial Notice to Creditors