Somerset Micro-Enterprise Project

A two year partnership between Somerset County Council and Community Catalysts CIC which aims to support the development of small, community-based care and support services that:

  • provide personal, flexible and responsive support and care;
  • give local people more choice and control over the support they receive;
  • offer an alternative to more traditional services.

Case Study

Sharon has a lot of experience working in traditional care services. She took a career break to care for her mother-in-law and was profoundly affected by the experience of delivering person-centred care. Spurred on by this, and with support from Community Catalysts, Sharon decided to set up Care4U in December 2015. Care4U provides highly personalised, flexible and consistent support to older people in and around the Puriton area. “I can organise my time so that people can get what they want at a time that suits them; it gives me the freedom to work around them and their family”.