Catalysts for Care – Free Support Scheme

New free support to set up community care and support enterprises

If you’ve been inspired by the amazing community response to the pandemic in Pembrokeshire, or perhaps found yourself searching for different employment opportunities as a result, why not consider working for yourself as a care / support enterprise in your community?

You could work the hours that suit you and serve a need that’s close to your heart in your local area all with free 1:1 support from Pembrokeshire’s new Catalysts for Care project.

These care/support enterprises can provide a range of ‘home help’ services, from supporting people with their housework, helping them to enjoy hobbies and providing companionship to more specialist personal care.

Outside of the home, enterprises could provide support through running art groups, pet care services, nature and environmental recreation, training opportunities or daycare provision for people with learning differences – really, anything that helps people to live independently and well.

Catalyst for Care

The aim of the project is to develop a wide range of small, independent care and support enterprises across Pembrokeshire. Cabinet member for social services Tessa Hodgson explained the project and its importance to Pembrokeshire: “Small care and support enterprises set up because they’re passionate about helping people and really care for their community. Being small and local means that they can build strong relationships and a deep understanding of their customers’ needs.

“The outcome of the project is to give people in Pembrokeshire real choice in the services they are able to access, so they can find what’s right for them. Project officers Lee James and Liz Cook are really enthusiastic and approachable, and offer free, ongoing support for these enterprises to set up and flourish.”

To find out more, please visit or get in
touch with Lee James on / 07535 810003.

Catalysts for Care is supported by Pembrokeshire County Council, PAVS, PLANED and
Community Catalysts; and funded via the LEADER programme with match funding
provided by the West Wales Care Partnership.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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