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Self employment, running your own business and entrepreneurship

People Can in Kingston

In March 2020, Community Catalysts launched their People Can project in Kingston.

You can read about the event in the report below and watch the video of the launch.

People Can Launch report (pdf)

Anyone (18+) with a disability (learning disability and/ or autism, people with mental health needs or physical disability) who is eligible for adult social care services in Kingston can get support from the project. 

The project offers people a friendly and supportive point of contact to explore what they care about, their strengths, hobbies, and help to explore ideas to develop their own activity/ local group or maybe a small enterprise.


Danni O’Connell

Project Coordinator – People Can (Kingston upon Thames)

Head Office Address: York House, 10 Haywra Street, Harrogate, HG1 5BJ

Mobile: 07774 071574              

Website: (opens a new window)

Twitter: @CommCats


Kingston Chamber of Commerce and the Young Entrepreneurs Club

Provides support and mentoring to young people with SEND who have a business idea, via their Young Entrepreneurs Club. The Club is a membership organisation set up to give aspiring entrepreneurs from Kingston a forum to network and grow together by sharing ideas and experiences.

If you are a young person in Kingston with a business idea, or know a young person who might benefit from this, contact them by filling in their online form at:

For more information, please visit the Kingston Young Entrepreneurs Club website (opens a new window)

Princes Trust

Provides a variety of programmes and free courses across the whole South region, from a five-day Get Started programme to help you get a job, to an Enterprise programme, which helps young people to start a business.

Visit the Princes Trust website (opens a new window)


UK Hub for Disabled Entrepreneurs 

disabledentrepreneurs® provide networking opportunities for all disabled entrepreneurs in the UK. They focus on governmental advocacy, public awareness activities, and professional disability consulting.

For more information, please visit the disabledentrepreneurs® website (opens a new window)