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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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Kingston People Can Launch Report

People Can launched in Kingston in March 2020. This report covers what happened at the launch event, more information about […]

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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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