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Micro-enterprises: Small enough to care?

Birmingham University report on a two-year research project of micro-enterprises in social care. Micro-providers of care and support, employing 5 […]

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Releasing Somerset’s Capacity to Care

The Community micro-providers project in Somerset worked to increase the number of flexible, responsive, high quality local services and supports […]

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Community enterprises working together to tackle homecare challenges

Community Catalysts paper detailing the issues and showing how community enterprises can be supported to work at scale to tackle […]

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Birmingham Community-Micro Enterprise project report

18 month report from the Birmingham Community-Micro Enterprise project. Community Catalysts were commissioned to coordinate the community micro-enterprise project in […]

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Community micro-enterprise and the local economy

Report reflecting a study into community micro-enterprise as a driver of local economic development in social care. Of interest to […]

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Lessons to inform community-led approaches to care and wellbeing

Learning from a Birmingham University evaluation into our Enterprising Communities project that took place April 2017 to December 2019 over two […]

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Jump Start 2021 Report

Report looking at the success of the Jump Start 2021 programme, run by the Birmingham Community Enterprise project in collaboration […]

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Supporting the development of community businesses

Business case developed from the findings from a recent evidence-based research piece by the University of Birmingham which makes the […]

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Supporting the development of community micro-enterprises

Business case outlining the case for investment in support for community micro-enterprises. It brings together the findings from evidence-based research […]

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Rotherham Community Options Project Report

Report celebrating the successes from our Rotherham partnership project which supports local people or small local groups to develop small […]

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People Can

Building on strengths and unlocking potential

Enterprising Minds with Hansel

Community Catalysts co-designed and co-delivered the Enterprising Minds project, in partnership with the Scottish charity Hansel. This project helped people […]

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Enterprising Minds video

Film by Scottish charity Hansel to celebrate the first year of Enterprising Minds – a ground breaking project supporting people with […]

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It’s Time for Local Area Coordination

Report outlining what Local Area Coordination is and how it offers huge and long lasting positive impacts on individuals, communities […]

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Which Way Next?

‘Which Way Next?’ looks to the future challenges in this ever-changing world for people and families, communities and the service […]

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Esk Valley Together – Report and recommendations

The event in Esk Valley Together event in November 2019 showcased the work to date between North Yorkshire County Council’s […]

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Building Blocks of “Better”

A collection of reflections on the 10 principles of Local Area Coordination. This report, from the Local Area Coordination Network, […]

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How to start a social group – easy read guide

Developed as part of MacIntyre’s Great Communities Project. Co-authored by Rory Hutton, the Great Communities Project and Angela Catley from […]

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Learning lessons from people who shielded through Covid

Shining a light on what makes people valuable and challenging the rhetoric around being vulnerable. This report follows the 6-month […]

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Innovators Learn

Discovering, learning and doing things better

The enabling state in practice

The Carnegie Trust ran the Enabling State Challenge inviting submissions from projects who were working in ways that resonated with […]

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So What, What Next?

The So What, What Next? project was designed by the Local Government Association’s (LGA)  Transforming Care empowerment steering group to […]

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Self-directed support in Scotland

Capturing the experience of people living with dementia through partnership working in Scotland. The Life Changes Trust is a Scottish […]

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People doing it for themselves development phase report

This report relates to the first phase of the ‘people doing it for themselves’ project. It aims to share the […]

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People doing it for themselves development phase report – easy read

This report relates to the first phase of the ‘people doing it for themselves’ project. It aims to share the […]

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People doing it for themselves development phase stories

This document includes the detailed stories of the 19 people we interviewed as part of the first phase of the […]

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Community Catalysts’ Impact Report – 2020-21

Highlighting our impact, as an organisation, over the last year…through the challenges of the pandemic. At the beginning of the […]

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The Big Conversation – a review of what people do in the day

Listening to people who have a stake or interest in daytime support for people with a learning disability and/or autism […]

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