The project takes learning from Community Catalysts’ highly successful project in Somerset and aims to work with local people who want to develop small enterprises and ventures offering a wide range of help and support for older people and those with dementia at home who want to live life their way.
As well as helping people to set up new community micro-enterprises Community Catalysts will also be able to advise small groups and organisations already established in Leeds and looking to diversify or extend what they offer. Helping local people to help other local people.
To help realise this vision, work will start in North Leeds, Otley, Wetherby and the City Centre where increasing the number and range of homecare options available to local people is seen as real priority. Community micro-enterprises in other parts of Leeds that fit well with local priorities can also be supported.
We will try hard to build on things that already work well and to value and nurture people, groups and organisations with strong local knowledge and expertise. The project aims to capture learning and actively use this to affect local system and culture change – working in partnership to improve the way that health and care works for people in Leeds.
Elaine Davin-Jones has been employed as the local Catalyst to lead the project in Leeds. Contact her for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or 07423 667694.