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Category: Community enterprise

We’ve launched a new marketing guide for community enterprises

4th May 2022

We’re pleased to launch a new marketing guide especially for people (like you and our other Small Good Stuff members) who are running small enterprises offering care or support to others – we call these community enterprises. We know that, as a community enterprise, the focus (rightly so) is on the hands-on, people part of … Read more

Wanted volunteers for Pedal Power

28th April 2022

Pedal Power Cycling Club est. 2004, for people of all ages with learning disabilities, their families and support workers. Cycling is fun fitness and freedom for our members. We are an inclusive club and we have specialised cycles that cater for all needs from moderate to profound and complex. The volunteer role requires a friendly … Read more

Community enterprise project hits the radio waves

27th April 2022

Anna Tuck, Community Enterprise Catalyst in Cambridgeshire, hit the radio waves this week explaining how she can help you to set up your own small enterprise offering care and support to other local people. Anna works in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and her support is free. Watch the video to find out more or … Read more

Bev leaves the corporate world behind to launch her own community enterprise!

1st April 2022

This piece was originally published on 28th March 2022 by Oxfordshire County Council. You can read it on the Oxfordshire County Council website here. Tired and lacking fulfilment from her corporate career, Bev Martin knew she needed a shift in 2021 after years of high pressure had caught up with her. Now with a newly launched … Read more

Sign up to a FREE speed networking session in Central Bedfordshire – 24th March

17th February 2022

Running a community micro-enterprise brings fantastic opportunities for enterprise leaders to work creatively and flexibly but it does bring challenges in that it can be hard to get known. At the same time, we also know it can be difficult for frontline workers to find appropriate support for people that they work with. Central Bedfordshire … Read more

Free consultation for Cooperatives

13th January 2022

The Cooperatives UK Advice Team is offering a free 30 minute consultation for cooperatives to help review governance. Support includes: Governance reviews and audits Review of governing documents and policies HR help and support Financial, legal and membership advice Email advice@uk.coop to book your free session. Read more

Congratulations to competition winner Ines Sunday from I Healthcare Ltd!

11th January 2022

In December 2021 we ran a competition to find the best listing on Oxfordshire’s Small Good Stuff directory. The competition ran exclusively for community enterprises who had successfully completed Community Catalysts’ ‘Doing it Right’ standards. Through the competition, we were keen to spotlight best practice on directory listings, so they needed to be accessible, personal, … Read more

New beginnings and a new project in Islington

10th January 2022

My name is Rebecca and I recently moved to Islington to start a new role as the Community Catalyst for the borough. Our project is all about helping people with a learning disability to have more access to the community, and to have more meaningful choice and control over how they spend their day to day lives. … Read more

Spotlight on: Abingdon Homecare

23rd December 2021

“I have some lovely memories. I remember taking one gentleman to a Christmas fair towards the end of his life – he was so excited to see the light-up reindeer, he absolutely loved it. I am really glad I was able to take him.”  Charmin, Abingdon Homecare Charmin runs Abingdon Homecare, offering care and support … Read more

Nominate your favourite community enterprise for a Great British Care Award!

15th December 2021

The Great British Care Awards are now open! They’re a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration  of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. There are twenty one awards categories available for … Read more