How we've helped Aspire Support
Everyday support, training and consultancy for and with People with Learning Disabilities and Autism living in the South West.
That sense of place is incredibly important in someone’s recover journey, allowing someone to build the life that they wish irrespective of the challenges they may face along the way. Our business planning is looking five years ahead, and while we don’t want to be big we do want to be an organisation that puts our people at the heart of what we do.
How we helped
Starting out in late 2019 has certainly provided Aspire Support with its fair share of challenges, just as it would have for any new business whose formation came on the periphery – or during – the Coronavirus pandemic.
Fast forward almost three years and Zoe Anderson of Aspire Supports can happily report things are going well for the business who look to provide care differently.
“The first two years were certainly gruelling. Much of that time was spent going through the registration process, and we only started delivering on more substantive care work as of February this year, but things are certainly going well,” she said.
Aspire Support are spearheading the charge by many local authorities to offer an alternative care provision, one that uses bespoke and local service providers who can provide a high-level individualised service.
Created through a collaboration between the NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, Cornwall Council and the National Development Team for Inclusion, Aspire Support focuses on the provision of care for people who may be at risk of needing to leave Cornwall, or those who may be wishing to return.
Zoe contacted the Skills Hub to help boost the talent of her team, with an ethos of skills development embedded deep within their organisational culture.
“You’re never going to know everything that you need to know, so ensuring that we have lots of learning pathways is essential. This obviously being where the Skills Hub came in.
“We’ve been linked with a range of different providers who have been able to give us a pathway for new starters coming into care. They’ve really worked hard to make it affordable as well, which for a start-up, which is absolutely vital to success,” she said.
Aspire Support now have two new apprentices beginning work shortly, and a five-year plan which will see them further strengthening their bespoke solution for care in Cornwall.
“That sense of place is incredibly important in someone’s recover journey, allowing someone to build the life that they wish irrespective of the challenges they may face along the way. Our business planning is looking five years ahead, and while we don’t want to be big we do want to be an organisation that puts our people at the heart of what we do,” Zoe said.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Skills Hub from October 2017 - June 2023 was part funded by the European Social Fund and match funded by Cornwall Council and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. The project received £2,885,993 of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.