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Category: Community Catalysts

The Buzz – Christmas special

4th December 2020

The Buzz is back for a Christmas special this December! You can join in our accessible activities throughout this month either on our Facebook group or via our Small Good Stuff page. You can do all the activities from the comfort of your own home and the videos have been made by really good community … Read more

The Buzz – 6 months on and over 100 activities!

3rd November 2020

Back in May, at the start of the Covid lockdown, we launched The Buzz as a way to help support people to stay active and inspired through what we thought would be a short, temporary disruption to the ‘normal’. However, as things evolved it became clear that the temporary stand-in we’d created had become a … Read more

New Social Leaders

14th August 2020

Community Catalysts have launched a fresh and exciting development offer for emerging social leaders such as those in communities, charities and social enterprises. As part of New Social Leaders, small groups come together online to build collaborative connections, share learning and grow as a result of a series of structured workshops and brokered connections. New … Read more

A little colour in Covid times – 6 weeks of The Buzz

16th June 2020

“When Rotherham was gripped with Coronavirus, The Buzz opened up on Facebook to provide adults with additional needs a daily activity to complete. This brought colour to our otherwise dull days” Julie and Sam – group members We launched The Buzz in May 2020, led by Catalysts Zoe in Birmingham and Harry in Rotherham in … Read more

The Buzz

30th April 2020

Catalysts Harry Clarkson in Rotherham and Zoe Miller in Birmingham, work in partnership with their local authorities. They explain what they have been busy doing during lockdown and why! We support the development of community enterprises in Birmingham and Rotherham and have seen first-hand the challenges that lockdown has brought for the people running them. … Read more

Publication of NHS Long Term Plan

8th January 2019

The NHS have just published a new long term plan which was developed by health and care leaders. The plan aims to make the NHS fit for the future, and get the most value for patients out of every pound of taxpayers’ investment. The plan has been drawn up by those who know the NHS best, … Read more

New resource for developing person centred community based supports for people with dementia

27th October 2016

Innovations in Dementia is a new e-book resource sponsored by Alternative Futures Group and developed by In Control working with Helen Sanderson Associates. This e-book aims to help those who want to develop much more person centred community based supports for people with dementia. It includes research on promising developments for people with dementia, such … Read more

Opportunity for social enterprise and community sector to drive health and care service change

31st March 2016

A report commissioned by South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) and the five Local Authorities across the region (Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon, Torbay and Somerset) has been published this month. The report is titled Innovation in Health and Care: the Opportunity for VCSE’s – a South West Perspective and was delivered by social advisory … Read more

Building Community Capacity Practitioners Network event

3rd February 2016

On 9 December 2015 the latest Building Community Capacity Practitioners Network event was held in London by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) This was a practical and interactive day, with the purpose of supporting the development of community capacity building.  It was aimed at clinical commission group and local authority commissioners, provider organisations, community workers, social workers, … Read more

New report from Community Catalysts on the information people need to make care choices

3rd February 2016

A new report called Choice making pathways in social care and support has just been launched by Community Catalysts, the folks behind Small Good Stuff.  This report is based on the findings of a research study carried out by Community Catalysts in partnership with the University of Leeds.  The research study had a focus on … Read more