New support for the set-up of community care enterprises

New support for the set-up of community care enterprises

Pembrokeshire’s new ‘Catalysts for Care’ project is looking for people with a passion for helping others and interested in setting up their own business. The project offers free 1-1 support for people to set up their own care or support enterprise.

These enterprises can provide a range of services from ‘home help’ including supporting people with their house work, helping them to enjoy hobbies and providing companionship, to more specialist personal care.

The aim of the project is to develop a wide range of small, independent care and support enterprises in Pembrokeshire. Micro-Enterprise Catalyst, Lee James, explains why this is so important: “Small care businesses and sole traders set up because they’re passionate about helping people in their community. And being small means that they can build a real relationship and understanding with their customers. This is what people want, so we’re offering free support for these small, local services to grow.”

If you’ve been inspired by the amazing community response to the pandemic in Pembrokeshire, or found yourself searching for different employment options as a result, why not consider working for yourself as a care or support enterprise in your community?

To find out more, please go to www.planed.org.uk/projects/catalysts-for-care/ or get in touch with Lee James on leej@planed.org.uk / 07535 810003.

Catalysts for Care is supported by Pembrokeshire County Council, PAVS, PLANED and Community Catalysts; and funded via the LEADER programme with match funding provided by the West Wales Care Partnership.

July 2020