Micro providers

Business advice and support for micro providers in East Sussex

For business start-up advice and support on how to grow your business, email the ESCC Communities, Economy and Transport division.

The Business East Sussex website provides free and impartial business advice to people who are thinking of starting up in business or businesses looking to grow, through the East Sussex Growth Hub.

The team can also be contacted by telephone: 01273 335878

Business support for micro providers

Micro providers are care and support services working the community they serve. They can be individuals, groups, voluntary or community organisations or small businesses. A micro provider has no more than five paid or unpaid full-time equivalent workers. 

Due to their size, micro providers can offer a broad range of diverse, personalised and flexible support – from home care services, to support with exercise, social activities or employment.

Services can be purchased by people funding their own care, or those getting help through a personal budget from the council.

Social care staff training

East Sussex County Council offer training for people who provide care and support for adults, this includes social care provider services and voluntary organisations.

 To find out more go to our dedicated page: Apply for adult social care training

East Sussex 1Space

1Space is a self-service directory of local services and groups, including a range of care, support and wellbeing provision across the county. Being on 1Space makes your service/business more visible and accessible to a wider audience in East Sussex.

 If your service or group provides care, support or wellbeing for the people of East Sussex, you can add your details for free at East Sussex 1Space.


East Sussex Community Information Service is a directory of community organisations, clubs, groups and activities across East Sussex and you can promote your service/business in the directory for free. To add your business go to the ESCIS website.

Links to national Social Care organisations

Skills for Care - Home

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Email the Micro market development team with any queries or if you have any suggestions for this page.

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