New free support to set-up community care and support enterprises

New free support to set-up community care and support enterprises

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

You could work the hours that suit you and serve a need that’s close to your heart in your local area all with FREE 1:1 SUPPORT from Pembrokeshire’s new Catalysts for Care project.

These care/support enterprises can provide a range of ‘home help’ services from supporting people with their house work, helping them to enjoy hobbies and providing companionship; to more specialist personal care. Outside of the home, enterprises could provide support through running art groups, pet care services, nature and environmental recreation, training opportunities or day care provision for people with learning differences – really, anything that helps people to live independently and well.

The aim of the project is to develop a wide range of small, independent care and support enterprises across Pembrokeshire. Cabinet member for social services Tessa Hodgson explained the project and its importance to Pembrokeshire: “Small care and support enterprises set up because they’re passionate about helping people and really care for their community. Being small and local means that they can build strong relationships and a deep understanding of their customer’s needs. The outcome of the project is to give people in Pembrokeshire real choice in the services they are able access so they can find what’s right for them.

Project Officers Lee James and Liz Cook are really enthusiastic and approachable, and offer free, ongoing support for these enterprises to set up and flourish.” To find out more visit: planed.org.uk/projects/catalysts-for-care/

Or get in touch with Lee James lee.james@planed.org.uk

Call 07535 810003