Ryedale-based care worker sets up her own business to help her community

A Ryedale-based care worker has taken advantage of an innovative “help at home” project to get back out doing what she loves in the community.

Care worker Yasmin Hilton said Bee Supported can help with a range of things – from simply getting out of bed in the morning to hobbies like baking and gardening, tailored to exactly what people need.
Care worker Yasmin Hilton said Bee Supported can help with a range of things – from simply getting out of bed in the morning to hobbies like baking and gardening, tailored to exactly what people need.

Yasmin Hilton has worked in a caring role for 13 years, working first with elderly people with dementia and then as a first responder.

After seeing the “help at home” project, Yasmin thought it was the perfect opportunity to set up her own caring enterprise called Bee Supported – getting back to the heart of her community in Ryedale and building relationships with those around her who need a little bit more support.

North Yorkshire County Council is funding the scheme, which is being managed on the council’s behalf by Community Catalysts, a well-established North Yorkshire-based community enterprise.

Yasmin said: “I’d been considering launching Bee Supported for months – it’s been a big decision but I realised right now was the time to do it after seeing the advert for the Community Catalysts scheme.

“Caring is all I’ve done my working life, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

“I really want to help my community too, and this is the way to do it. I love getting out there and being hands on.

“Having the support from the scheme has meant I’ve not missed anything, I’ve been able to get a portfolio together and I was able to launch successfully.”