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Catalysts for Care project

The Catalysts For Care project supports people with a caring nature and a good idea to set up their own care or support enterprise.

The project's aim is to expand the choice of small, local care and support enterprises in Pembrokeshire so that people can choose from a range of personal, flexible services that work for them.

  • The project has two programmes to assist with setting up a care or support enterprise:
  • Community Micro-enterprise Programme

A small care or support business that helps people to live independently and well.  Often they are sole traders but could be a small Limited Company employing up to eight people.  They can provide anything from companionship and housework to more specialist personal care.

What support can I get?

Free 1:1 support to:

  • Develop your idea and understand the regulations you'll need to comply with.

  • Create your portfolio including: insurance, DBS check, service agreement contract.
  • Market your service and connect with customers.
  • Develop and become sustainable.
  • Social Enterprise Programme

A social enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems and improve communities, people's life chances or the environment (its social aims)  It trades by selling goods or services.  They all use their profits, after costs, to deliver their social aims.

Ideas for social enterprises include services performing help around the home; gardening, shopping, support with pets, beauty and hairdressing to name a few.

For more information about Social Enterprises click here

What support can I get?

Free 1:1 support to:

  • Explore your business idea and your social aims.
  • Help with feasibility studies and business planning.
  • Identify the best legal structure for your enterprise.
  • Access finance and funding opportunities to start-up


Lee James, Micro-enterprise Catalyst


07535 810003


Liz Cook/Vanessa John Social Enterprise Catalysts


07738 825719 (Liz Cook) 01437 769422 (Vanessa John)


Facebook @CatalystsForCare

Website: www.PLANED.org.uk/projects/Catalysts-for-Care

Funded by LEADER, administered by Arwain Sir Benfro

Welsh Government through the West Wales Care Partnership








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