Meeting to help small care services being held in Worcester

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A SPECIAL event in Worcester will offer support to those who run a very small care or support service in Worcestershire.

The Worcestershire Micro-enterprise Project, run by Worcestershire Country Council and Community Catalysts, will give anyone running a micro-enterprise - a small local group or service that provides high quality support services and have five or less full-time staff or volunteers - the chance to meet people who have established a local service and meet with other who are interested in setting something up to offer care and support.

Funding has been secured by the organisers which will help current micro-enterprises by looking at sustainability and enhancing service quality, and those looking to set one up by supporting and shaping their ideas and giving them information on where to go for business support.

Councillor Sheila Blagg, cabinet member for adult social care, said: "Support for small businesses fits with one of our key priorities of 'Open for business'. Specifically micro-enterprise businesses offer the opportunity to provide bespoke support for people, some of whom will be customers of adult social care.

The event, which takes place at County Hall tomorrow (July 24) from 5pm to 7pm, is open to enterprises including social enterprise, charity, sole trader, small business or community groups.

Anyone who is passionate about making a different, already runs a micro-enterprise, or would like support to start up, should contact Christine Clarke, micro-market coordinator, by emailing chris.clarke@communitycatalysts.co.uk or by calling 07876 836317.

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