Looking for care or support?
Lots of people need a little bit of extra help, perhaps because they are older, disabled or have a long term health condition. It doesn’t really matter what kind of help you need – it could be personal care, help with your home or garden or to get out and about, support to meet friends, pursue hobbies or to work. All the services and supports on this site are run by local people for local people and on a very small scale. They usually offer care and support in really flexible (and often unusual) ways, at times that suit you and with an emphasis on putting people first. There are individuals, organisations and groups on this site who can support you whatever your financial circumstances. You might be looking for free support, be planning to pay with your own money or a Direct Payment or Personal Budget. You might even be getting financial help from your local council or health authority.
Looking to tell people about the great service or support you offer?
Lots of people across the UK offer care and support to small numbers of people in their local community. They might do this on a voluntary or on a paid basis. The Small Good Stuff directory is free and offers providers of very small scale services and supports a chance to tell people what they can offer. It brings together all the people doing something similar into one place and works on the principle that …
Together we can change the way things are done
Across the UK more and more people are recognising that the very best care and support comes when the people on the receiving end take control of how and where it happens. Increasingly people are taking control, using their own money or a personal budget to purchase their own care and support; using their own skills and talents to help others and make resources stretch further. Slowly but surely this is leading to real change in the way that care and support things are done – and that can only be a good thing! We know that once people have taken control they want a choice of services and supports that are as different as people are. We know with a bit of help there are little services out there who can offer what people need. Small Good Stuff is an attempt to offer that help and also bring the two parts of this jigsaw together.