Making an impact – a look back over 2021-22
I am immensely proud of all we have achieved at Community Catalysts over the last year. We have seen massive growth in demand for all areas of our work as the health and care sector has wrestled with increasing pressures and looked for ways to deliver personalised care and support.
As a result:
- Our community micro-enterprise development programmes have extended into new areas across England and Wales ensuring that this type of localised, flexible and personalised support is available to more people and creating new and alternative roles in care
- The Local Area Coordination Network has continued to grow as more areas recognise the importance of asset-based approaches and the creation of inclusive and supportive communities
- We have confirmed our commitment to host the Coalition for Personalised Care (C4PC) and work alongside NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI), members and health and care system leaders to ensure personalised care is a reality for everyone
- We have extended our New Social Leaders programme
- …And got involved in many conversations with many people to influence change…
I am therefore delighted to share our interactive Annual Report that highlights some of the great work we do – see here for the full report or scroll down for some of the headlines. I hope you enjoy reading it. Do get in touch if you would like to find out more or just have a chat. I would love to hear from you.
CEO at Community Catalysts
More choice for local people with community enterprise development
We’ve continued to help people establish enterprises and ventures offering care and health options for other local people – we call these community enterprises. As well as supporting older or disabled people both at home and to get out and about, community enterprises also offer creative options for people with a learning disability to try new things, make their own connections and build wider relationships outside their home. Read the full report
A highlight from Wrexham:
Building connections and nurturing relationships with Local Area Coordination
We helped 2 new areas to establish Local Area Coordination and welcomed them to our growing Network. Through our Network, we also continued to support 10 local authorities with the ongoing practice of Local Area Coordination. Read the full report
Amplifying voices to promote wider change in our Big Conversations
We held ‘Big Conversations’ to help the public sector and their local partners to engage, consult and coproduce action plans for change. Our ‘Big Conversations’ take account of the wonderfully messy nature of communities, making it possible to engage and work with large numbers of people from different stakeholder groups with potentially competing perspectives. Read the full report
Bringing lived experience to the fore with the Coalition for Personalised Care (C4PC)
We extended our hosting arrangement with C4PC for a further 2 years and employed 3 new members of staff to support this work.
Like what you see and want to know more?
If you want to have a chat to find out more, or are interested in working together, get in touch at email@example.com or 01423 503937.
You might be interested in our other recent blogs:
- Exploring good life stories in Islington
- Changing cultures and exploring what a good life looks like
- Voices for colourful lives – a reflection at the end of the project