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Helping local people help other local people

Communities Care

We help people and communities across the country to use their talents to start and run small enterprises and community businesses that support and care for other local people. They create good local jobs and keep local money local. They help people live a good life, connected with and contributing to their community.

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Building on strength and unlocking potential

People Can

People sometimes need support to live their lives. The help they need can overshadow their skills. This waste of talent hurts the person, their community and society. We help people dream and make things happen. We help local organisations to create the conditions in which people can follow their dreams.

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Discovering, learning and doing things better

Innovators Learn

We help people find ways to approach health and care that put people before systems. We offer accessible, engaging learning opportunities for health and care practitioners and people who use health or care services. All our personal development programmes have a strong focus on people’s strengths, building on what works well. We also regularly speak at conferences and events across the sector.

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South Lakes and Eden (Westmorland and Furness Council)

Building a network of community enterprises that can offer help and care.

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Supporting local people to set up and run their own small community enterprises offering help for older or disabled people in their homes or through community-based opportunities.

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Building a network of community enterprises that can offer care and support to older people at home.

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Building a network of community enterprises that offer real choice for people looking for help at home or in the community.

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Creating a real choice for local people through the development of community enterprises and local systems and culture change.

Read more about Stoke-on-Trent
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Rhondda Cynon Taf

Supporting local people to develop community enterprises offering care and support to other local people within their home.

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Cheshire West and Chester

Supporting people to launch their own community micro-enterprises to offer care and support to people in their local communities.

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Supporting people to develop community micro-enterprises that offer increased choice of personal care and support in the community.

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Coastal regeneration and community micro-enterprise programme in North East Lincolnshire.

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Royal Greenwich

Supporting a wide range of community micro-enterprises offering support in the home and in the community, for both adults with a disability and older people.

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Communities care

Creating a choice of community options

Supporting people to try new things, make their own connections and build wider relationships outside their home.

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The Buzz

Details about The Buzz project, comprising accessible and inclusive video activities delivered by community enterprises through a vibrant online community.

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