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Looking for entrepreneurs wanting to offer care and support in B&NES

An exciting initiative is now up and running across Bath & North East Somerset which will support local people to set up their own business offering creative and flexible care and support to their older and disabled neighbours. The scheme will help locals with all they need to set up as self-employed or as a small community enterprise, offering help at home or activities and support in the community.

Enterprising locals have already come forward with lots of creative ideas for new support options – from falls prevention advice to help at home with personal care, cooking, gardening, DIY, prescription deliveries to trips out in the community.

The project is being run by social enterprise Community Catalysts and funded by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Michael Auton who is leading the project at Community Catalysts BANES said, “For over twelve years Community Catalysts has supported lots of people across the UK to get set up offering creative and flexible care and support options. Now we are looking for passionate people in B&NES who want to help their community, work flexibly, choose their own hours, set a fair rate of

pay and run a quality service. You don’t need to have a professional background in care or know how to run a business– but you do need to know what good care looks like.”

Community Catalysts is hosting a special event at Fairfield House, 2 Kelston Road (Via Partis Way), Bath BA1 3QJ on Friday 8th December between 6pm and 7.30pm.

This free event, supported by BEMSCA (Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizen’s Association), provides opportunity to meet Michael and learn how Community Catalysts can help make your business dream a reality.

For more information about setting up your own business or to reserve your place for this event at Fairfield House, contact Michael Auton, BANES Community Catalyst on 07443 191851 or email

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