Community Catalysts and the Local Area Coordination Network are excited to announce that they are coming together. This is a fantastic opportunity for Local Area Coordination Network members, Community Catalysts and all its stakeholders. It is also an exciting development for the future of Local Area Coordination across the country. We know that pooling our considerable expertise and combining it with our shared values has the potential to be very powerful.
Community Catalysts is a social enterprise that works through partners to help local people to set up small enterprises that provide health and care supports and services for people in their neighbourhood. Community Catalysts uses a tried and tested approach that is replicable and leaves a rich legacy of thriving community enterprise. It has worked in 55 areas of the UK over 9 years.
Community Catalysts and Local Area Coordinators have worked together in many areas over the years. Both have recognised their shared values and complementary approaches. Community Catalysts have played a strong part in the national promotion of Local Area Coordination and were heavily involved in the development of the Local Area Coordination Network.
Community Catalysts welcomes areas that are implementing Local Area Coordination into its family and are looking forward to positive partnerships where Local Area Coordination is given the space and support it needs to make a difference to the lives of even more people and communities.