Community Catalysts is hosting a series of free events to
explore ways in which disabled people's organisations and older
people's organisations can work in partnership with other agencies
to support their members and other disabled or older people to set
up social care enterprises.
The events aim to bring together representatives from disabled
and older people's organisations; third sector, business and
social-enterprise support agencies and people from local authority
economic regeneration units and those with a broader responsibility
for enterprise support.
Sessions will take place in:
Middlesbrough: Wednesday 19th September
Sheffield: Tuesday 27th November 12.30-4.15
Bristol: Thursday 17th January 2013
Everybody has skills, talents and aspirations and older people
and people with an illness or disability are no different. Many
older and disabled people use social care services and know what
good (and bad) care looks like better than anyone else. These
events focus on creating the right conditions for older and
disabled entrepreneurs to establish their own enterprise offering
care or support services to others.
Some enterprises are businesses that make money but many are
not. People can find real satisfaction in using their time and
talents to create and deliver a service to people in their local
community- whether or not it generates an income
Share your experiences and knowledge, hear from inspirational
people, establish some networks and start to plan some productive
partnerships able to effect real change.
Follow the links to register for any of these events:
All sessions are free.
For more information, please visit Community Catalysts website
or get in touch with them on 01423 790126