Community Catalysts Project to improve help available for older and disabled people

We’re working with Community Catalysts and other local partners on a community enterprise project which runs for just under 2 years to improve help and support for older and disabled people in Wrexham.

The project will build on the hub of entrepreneurship, creativity and industry over the years by working with local people who want to develop small community enterprises and ventures offering a wide range of help and support.

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As well as helping people to set up new community enterprises, there’ll also be advice for small groups and organisations already established in Wrexham who are looking to diversify or extend what they offer. Helping local people to help other local people.

“Pleased to be working with Community Catalysts”

Steve Latham-White Commissioning Manager said: “We are very pleased to be working with Community Catalysts in developing sustainable, local enterprises able to respond to the needs of our older and disabled citizens.

As well meeting local demand, the programme will encourage a new type of social care workforce providing additional work opportunities for people-working in a way that suits them and their family at these challenging times.

“The free support from Community Catalysts will help budding entrepreneurs to understand how to provide the best care and support that they can. Win Win for all!”

To help this happen, everyone will work hard to build on things that already work well and to develop and support, individuals, groups and organisations with strong local knowledge and expertise.

The project aims to learn from shared experiences and actively use this to benefit people by improving the way that health and care works here in Wrexham.

Tom Hughes, Project Lead, said; “Never more than now have people needed opportunities to generate their own income and deliver the much needed support in our communities. We look to help local people unleash their creativity and passion to support more people in the community.”

You can contact Tom by email – or by phoning him on 07880 195114.

Community Catalysts have already helped one lady – Moya Pearson set up her own enterprise you can read how this is already working in Wrexham here.

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