Tag Archives: micro enterprise

National recognition for Somerset’s micro-enterprise project

Somerset’s ground-breaking community micro-enterprise project has been recognised on the national stage. Delivered in partnership with social enterprise Community Catalysts, it was highlighted at a national conference for providing an innovative new approach to meeting care and support needs. The conference, ‘A new future for social care?’, run by the charity think tank The Kings […]

One year on for the Care Act

More information, better choice and greater control: Somerset County Council is today (1 April) celebrating the impact the Care Act on its first anniversary. The new legislation came into force a year ago with the aim of making care and support more consistent across the country and much has changed in Somerset. People can now […]

Over 40 new care and support enterprises set up in 12 months

Over 40 new care and support providers have set up enterprises in the county in the last year thanks to the Somerset County Council’s micro-enterprise project. The project, delivered in partnership with Community Catalysts, encourages local people with a good idea or local solution to set up as a small enterprise. The aim is to […]

Somerset helps small care providers set up

Somerset County Council is encouraging small care and support providers to set up business in a bid to give local people more choice over their care. Rhys Davies, Project Co-ordinator at Community Catalyst, the company commissioned by Somerset County Council to run the two-year project, said: “The project aims to give small start-ups and existing […]