One-to-One Coaching: start up your own care and support business

by Jared Smith
Community Catalysts offer a free one-to-one coaching programme in Ryedale to help people set up and run their own care and support the business.

The free coaching programme is already supporting people in Ryedale to realise their ambition to have their own business. Hear from two people who have been through the programme and now support people in their communities.

Having the support from the programme has meant I’ve not missed anything [and] I’ve been able to get a portfolio together and I was able to launch successfully. Caring is all I’ve done my working life and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I really want to help my community too, and this is the way to do it. I love getting out there and being hands-on.”

— Yasmin, Beesupported


I have always been a caring person and have a lot to give. Going through the programme has developed my confidence and helped me believe I can achieve. I am so excited I have now got my own business and am able to offer what people want and need.”

— Sam, Direct Social Care


There are many benefits of running your own business: Sam and Yasmin wanted the flexibility of offering excellent care to people in their community and having quality time with their own families. Yasmin and Sam support people to wash, dress and prepare meals, as well as more varied support such as baking, gardening and trips out. They are able to tailor their support to exactly what their customers want.

To find out more about their support please visit

At Community Catalysts, we are looking for more people like Sam and Yasmin, who are caring, enthusiastic, and want to help their community. You may already have a business and wish to do something different, or you may be looking to work for yourself for the first time.

For more information about the free support, please contact Kathy Peacock, Community Enterprise Catalyst – Mobile 07503 800 094.

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