We will support you into self employment and mentor you

We will support you to sustain your self employment

We will act as your advocate when things need sorted out

We will help & advise you along the road of self employment

We will assist you to explore creative ways to improve your business


Our Advice & Support Centre mainly caters for people becoming self employed and people sustaining their self employment. We also assist groups setting up social economy enterprises.

CSI (Community Support Initiative) offers advice on Welfare Rights like JSA,ESA,Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Carers, PIP and a range of other benefits.


We  also offer a benefits check to explore what you now get and what you may be entitled to if your circumstances change, like becoming self employed or married.


CSI offers help & assistance to people in (self) employment who fall into sickness and need help to access benefit and a route back into work.


We offer hope, advice, help and a plan to people who are unemployed and want to be self employed.


We offer support, help, advice and technical assistance to people becoming self employed.


We offer self employment support services, advice and technical support to people trying to sustain their self employment.


We offer support to people developing ideas for employment.

CSI have developed a Community Fund and Training Programmes to assist people into and to sustain self-employment.


Want to learn more – contact us – make an appointment and pop in for a chat.



CSI offers technical support, training and access to administration facilities for people who are self employed and developing social economy enterprises. Some people need assistance to fill out online forms or paper based forms. Others may require templates or assistance to develop templates. We have staff to assist.

We are developing a resource, work space with access to office equipment and support staff to help with office based issues.

CSI will develop training and online support to assist people in self-employment.

CSI are creating an online notice board of local services supplied by the self-employed. If you want on the notice board speak to us at 02871362556.





We listen to YOU and find out what YOU want to do.

We identify your barriers to work and begin the process to address them.

We work with you to help you transition into (self) employment.

We network with other agencies to identify opportunity.

We lobby government to create more opportunity.

We look at training to assist you to where you want to work.

We explore opportunity through the CSI Community Fund to assist the process.

Interested? Contact us.


CSI offers a range of support for self-employed people.

CSI offers a Support Service that includes advice, help and technical support: -

Tax Returns


Tax Credit (WTC & CTC), Housing Benefit….

Record keeping templates and books for expenditure & income

Profit & Loss Templates

Template letters

Sickness Benefit

Compliance Checks

Form Filling

CSI is a one stop shop for people that are self employed.

We are here to help & support you. Contact us.

Call us for more information 02871 362556


Our Advocacy Service works on your behalf dealing with red tape and officialdom.

We are a buffer between people and officialdom.

Often people get overwhelmed with red tape and officialdom. We are here to help!

Whatever your issues call in and chat and we’ll try and be of assistance. Contact us.

Typical issues: -

HMRC issues – Tax credit delayed, system checks

Taxi License stuck in the system - OHS medical issues, repute issues

Insurance issues

Local issues

Cross Border issues

And the list goes on……