Partnership with Oxfordshire County Council to support the development of small enterprises and ventures offering help and care at home and in the community for older and disabled people.

The project has strong links to other local, strengths-based work and as well as helping people to set up new enterprises, Community Catalysts is also advising small groups and organisations already established and looking to diversify or extend what they offer.  The primary focus of the project is Cherwell district.

In 2021, Community Catalysts joined forces with SaluteMyJob to extend the reach of the offer to veterans and their families in the Oxfordshire area. Find out more about the partnership.

Read Anita’s reflections from 18 months into the project

We are delighted at the number of people being supported by Community Catalysts to start their own adventures in offering care and support services.  Local people are being empowered to explore their own potential and, in turn, are offering support that is right for the people in their communities to help them live the way they want.

Pippa Corner, Deputy Director, HESC, Oxfordshire County Council

The drive, passion, excitement to get started, hit the ground running and see progress immediately…It’s often difficult to stop speeding ahead and take the process step-by-step, especially when some of the steps are tedious. But I love the speed and seeing the results instantly. Community Catalysts approach has been fantastic and the information shared is valuable.

Yasmin Kaduji – The Green Dome Trust