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Category Archives: Somerset Community enterprise project

Community enterprise: Supporting people to live the life they want

Frustrated by continuing delays to the publication of the Green Paper of the future of social care, this week the Local Government Association published its own The Lives We Want to Lead. They hope their Green Paper will build momentum …

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Somerset micro-provider gains top national award

Alex Roland, Bridgewater based micro-provider supported by Community Catalysts’ project in Somerset, has just gained the top “Making a Difference Award” at The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards held in Birmingham on Friday 14th July 2017. The award is …

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Forget the silos

Frome in Somerset – a compassionate town In Frome things get done…. Frome is the home of the ‘Flat Pack Democracy’ a radically different way of running local councils, where the decision making process is accelerated by the fact that every …

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Helping parishes care for themselves….. Chil-Cares

Providing quality, consistent flexible home care in rural, isolated areas of the UK is a real challenge. In Somerset we are finding that local and sometimes unlikely entrepreneurs are creating innovative local solutions to ensure that people can get good …

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Enabling ordinary people to work together to change the face of homecare and support in Somerset

‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world- it is the only thing that ever has’ Margaret Mead So said Somerset County Council Senior Commissioning Officer Iona Brimson at the opening of Community Catalysts’ …

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