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Category: Small Good Stuff

Small-scale community projects delivering major health benefits and savings

28th January 2016

Inclusive Change have recently launched a report called Collaborative Healthcare which shows shows how small-scale community projects are already delivering major health benefits and savings in communities across the UK. Inclusive Change was set up to help people “live good lives in good places” and is a national partnership between Community Catalysts (the folks behind Small Good Stuff), In … Read more

Small Good Stuff grants: Open Wings making a little go a long way

20th October 2015

All of us at Community Catalysts have been really excited about the amazing community minded folks who were successful in the first ever two rounds of our Small Good Stuff grants programme.  A grant was awarded to 19 small organisations all of whom are rooted in their community and are working to really make a … Read more

Small Good Stuff grants: Self Advocacy in Action making a little go a long way

20th October 2015

All of us at Community Catalysts have been really excited about the amazing community minded folks who were successful in the first ever two rounds of our Small Good Stuff grants programme.  A grant was awarded to 19 small organisations all of whom are rooted in their community and are working to really make a … Read more

Small Good Stuff Grants – the journey continues

9th October 2015

All of us at Community Catalysts were really excited about the amazing community minded folks who were successful in the first ever round of our Small Good Stuff grants programme. In order to build on all that positive energy we quickly decided to run a second round. Once again we were thrilled by the creativity … Read more

Micro-provision of Social Care Support for Marginalised Communities

3rd August 2015

An article by Dr. Catherine Needham and Dr. Sarah Carr of the University of Birmingham has been published which considers how very small community based organisations can work directly with individuals from ‘seldom heard’ groups. This article looks at the marginalising dynamics in mainstream, statutory social care provision, and how far local community, specialist or … Read more

The value of community enterprises

22nd July 2015

In an article written for Care Management Matters, Helen Allen explores the valuable contribution that community enterprises make to personalisation and delivering bespoke services to meet individual needs. Helen is the Manager of Enterprise and Community Innovation at Community Catalysts, the folks behind Small Good Stuff, and who have supported the development of approximately 1,000 … Read more

A new market shaping toolkit that has been developed with small care and support providers in mind

9th July 2015

Help is at hand for both local authorities and smaller and medium sized care providers to engage in market shaping to meet local needs, via a new resource that has been produced to support the implementation of the Care Act 2014. The Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University has produced an online market … Read more

Read a new report on micro care and support enterprise which asks does smaller mean better

25th June 2015

A new research report from the University of Birmingham, that compares micro care and support services with services offered by larger providers, has just been launched. The report, which is called Micro-enterprises: small enough to care? can be downloaded here, and a blog about it published by the RSA, can be viewed here. The report provides information on the … Read more

Small Good Stuff now has over 200 members

24th March 2015

Small Good Stuff is an initiative developed by Community Catalysts C.I.C. which aims to help small community initiatives and enterprises to get going and keep going. It also helps people who need care or support to link with local community enterprises who can offer what they need. Community Catalysts is a Community Interest Company that works … Read more

An opportunity to get involved in an important review of health and care investment

29th January 2015

Get involved with the review of health and care sector investment in the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sectors This joint review involves the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England and organisations representing parts of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors. Community Catalysts, the folk who run Small Good Stuff, … Read more