Local People Helping Other Local people
Kirklees Community Micro-Enterprise Project
This new and exciting project, delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council, aims to link with local people and support them to set up their own community micro-enterprise, and provide a wide range of care or help at home for older people, (or others that need some care or help to live a good life).
The initial focus of the project is to increase options in Holmfirth, Honley, Meltham, Skelmanthorpe, Kirkheaton, Dalton, and Rawthorpe, where there are particular difficulties with being able to provide homecare and support through the current provider arrangements.
Juss’ There to Care
Having recently retired after working for 30 years as a police officer, and as the mother of a daughter with autism who needs some support to live her life, Jussy has a wealth of experience in helping others. As a popular member of her local community, Jussy had a strong desire to put her skills to use and was very enthusiastic when she heard about the project.
Jussy joined the development programme, and having developed her enterprise is now offering the following services: keeping people company, shopping, attending appointments or accompanied local trips out, meal preparations and cooking for fun, supporting people to maintain interests, hobbies, leisure activities and social opportunities, cleaning, decluttering and organising, gardening, light maintenance/DIY jobs, help with computer/internet, paperwork.
During my career as a police officer, I did my best to support members of my community who were older and/or vulnerable and always knew that, once I retired, I wanted to continue with this. Rather than work for an agency, my intention was to set up my own bespoke service, working for myself. I initially looked into doing this in December 2019, but found the whole process too daunting, so I was unable to progress.
A few months later, I saw an advert from the Kirklees Community Micro-enterprise Project, which helps people set-up small enterprises that provide help at home for local, older and vulnerable people. This was the missing piece to the ‘puzzle’ I had attempted to complete in December, and so I contacted the project coordinator, Mark Finch, in the hope that he could help. We got to work quickly, and with Mark’s support and guidance my enterprise, Juss’ There to Care, is currently up and running and I’m thoroughly enjoying providing personalised support to people in my local community.
Jussy Baird – Juss’ There to Care
Get in touch
For more information about the project please contact Mark Finch on 07741 260676 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Juss’ There to Care please contact Jussy Baird on 07801 073828 and email@example.com