Setting up a small social care enterprise

If you want to set up a small enterprise providing social care in your community we can help.

Who we can help

We can help if you:

  • have five or less full-time equivalent workers (paid or unpaid)
  • are independent of any larger organisation
  • work full-time or part-time.

We call these size of enterprises micro-providers.

Micro-providers come in many different forms:

  • sole traders
  • partnerships
  • social enterprises
  • not for profit, charity or voluntary organisations.

Find out more about why micro-providers are so important for delivering social care.

See how we helped The Adventure Service turn their ideas into reality.

What we can offer

  • listen to your ideas and give you professional feedback
  • support you to understand legal requirements and any care regulations that might apply to what you plan to do
  • advice and practical information on regulation, training and insurances
  • direct you to other organisations who can help
  • connect you to training opportunities for local social care providers
  • promote your organisation to people who need your services by encouraging you to register your service on our Nottinghamshire Help Yourself system. It is free to register on this one-stop-shop for anyone looking for social care services and support. You can also promote your service by registering on the Small Good Stuff Directory, which will give you access to a range of support from Community Catalysts, a national organisation for small care and support providers
  • the Council’s Market Position Statement is now live.

Contact us

Use our online form to tell us about your social care enterprise. You can also use this to ask us any questions.

Alternatively, you can call 0300 500 80 80.

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