Dorset

Supported the development of small enterprises offering highly personalised care and help at home to older and disabled people. Community Catalysts worked in partnership with Dorset Council for 2 years via our Community Enterprise Catalyst Anita Wingad.

In September 2020 local support from our Community Enterprise Catalyst ended but as part of the legacy arrangements we are continuing to provide arms-length support virtually via email and phone to the existing community enterprises and any new enterprise leaders for a time limited period only. Rhys Davies is providing the virtual support on behalf of Community Catalysts.

 “I’m really pleased to be working with Anita from Community Catalysts, she has been there as a sounding board for my ideas and when I was ready to make a start in developing my small business she was encouraging and objective. My business offers people day to day support such as help with shopping, planning and cooking meals, help with domestic administration and keeping the home tidy, we also can bring creative activities such as art, craft, gardening to people at home. If you are ready for a new challenge or already run a small business and have lots of ideas about what people in your community need, Community Catalysts are the people to talk to.”

Carole I from Creative Companions