Introduction

The Somerset Micro-enterprise programme is a partnership with Community Catalysts CIC and The Community Council for Somerset, which aims to support the development of very 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 get
  • offer an alternative to more traditional services

To be a micro-enterprise they must have eight or fewer paid or unpaid workers and be totally independent of any larger organisation. Examples of micro- services could include:

  • Support to keep well, socialise and remain independent
  • Support to people living in their own homes
  • Short breaks and holidays
  • Support to access employment, education and leisure
  • Day support and help around the home.

For the latest directory of community providers in Somerset please visit https://choices.somerset.gov.uk/ or www.smallgoodstuff.co.uk.