One type of micro enterprise is when people who need support are doing something themselves. This can be done in different ways:
• Setting up a small peer support group.
• A community group or business that supports other people who are having a difficult time.
• A group that does something else that is needed within that community, gives the people involved a purpose and a way to make a contribution within their local area.
The other is support for people from a very small provider:
• They can be delivering care and support or another type of practical support.
• The provider can be a charity, a social enterprise, a community group or a small business.
Self-directed support: Micro-enterprises are part or the development of SDS. They can be used to create a wider range of services and supports and giving people more choices to let them achieve a good life.
Integration of Health and Social Care: Small ventures can be part of community supports that complement other services, make them more effective and improve people’s health and wellbeing.
Changing the way public services work: Micro enterprises can contribute to encouraging creativity, innovation and finding new solutions.
- Please send examples of micro enterprises set up by people in these situations.
- We also want to hear of micro enterprises giving support to people.
- You can use these tips to have conversations about ways micro enterprises can give more choices and options for you and for people you know.Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0141 419 0451.