Central Bedfordshire

Community enterprise development with a strong focus on the local systems and culture change needed to create real choice for people.

This project is helping local people to develop small enterprises who are able to offer care and help at home to older people. It also supports small community enterprises offering other help to local people and new start ups or established enterprises interested in diversification or development of their model.

The project also aims to capture learning and actively use this to affect local system and culture change.

Ian Hanton, Development and Commissioning Manager at Central Bedfordshire talks about working with Community Catalysts to disrupt social care conventions to bring more choice and control to residents:

I’m so grateful to be supported by [Community Catalysts and their Catalyst Alistair Bucknall] who are helping to raise my profile and get connected with others working in adult social care. The support is so beneficial, has inspired me with new ideas and made me feel more confident in my role

Laura Brown – Empress Home Care and Companionship