Partnership with Dorset Council and technology innovator Bronze Labs. Works with local people to develop small enterprises offering highly personalised care and help at home to older and disabled people.

The exciting partnership with Bronze Labs and their Tribe Platform is helping to connect people running micro-enterprises with people who need support.

The project covers the wards of Sherborne, The Three Valleys, Backmore Vale and Winterborne North and South. These wards touch on parts of West, Mid and North Dorset.

To date 24 enterprises have set up under the programme, providing a variety of support and care options in these rural areas.

 “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