Learn How to Start a Co-operative with Care to Co-operate’s Resource and Learning Hub

We believe that when people come together and co-operate, they can design and run care and support services that matter to them and their community. Care to Co-operate’s ‘Resource and Learning Hub’ is dedicated to co-operative development – if your starting out, take our micro-learning course, ‘How to Start a Co-operative’, and get clued –Continue reading “Learn How to Start a Co-operative with Care to Co-operate’s Resource and Learning Hub”

Learn How to Start a Co-operative with Care to Co-operate’s Resource and Learning Hub

We believe that when people come together and co-operate, they can design and run care and support services that matter to them and their community. Care to Co-operate’s ‘Resource and Learning Hub’ is dedicated to co-operative development – if your starting out, take our micro-learning course, ‘How to Start a Co-operative’, and get clued –Continue reading “Learn How to Start a Co-operative with Care to Co-operate’s Resource and Learning Hub”

Co-operatives Fortnight: Care and Support Co-operatives in Wales

Co-operatives are driven by People Power – the Social Value people bring to co-operatives make them what they are. People like you and I undertake roles in co-operatives that are usually defined by formal education and work experience. Whilst that can help, it’s a person’s personal desire and love to undertake a role that makesContinue reading “Co-operatives Fortnight: Care and Support Co-operatives in Wales”

Co-operatives Fortnight: making life better for people who use Direct Payments – and we LOVE Co-operating!

At the start of Co-operatives Fortnight, we mentioned an emerging co-operative called ‘Friends United Together’ This group of five friends have got together to make their Direct Payments go further by pooling funds, so they can do more of what they like. Below is a case study about their story so far – keep anContinue reading “Co-operatives Fortnight: making life better for people who use Direct Payments – and we LOVE Co-operating!”

Co-operatives Fortnight: the co-operative model that brings carers together

Today we are talking about Personal Assistant co-operatives, and the positive impact they can have on a people who’s occupation can sometimes be lonely and isolating. “Unpaid carers looking after loved ones living with an illness, disability, mental health condition or as they grow older are seven times more likely to be lonely compared withContinue reading “Co-operatives Fortnight: the co-operative model that brings carers together”

Co-operatives Fortnight: start your own co-operative with the Resource and Learning Hub

We’ve shared a lot over the past week for Co-operatives Fortnight – films, fact sheets, case studies and a job opportunity. Today we going to talk about co-operative development and how YOU can start your very own co-operative. Care to Co-operate’s ‘Resource and Learning Hub’ is dedicated to co-operative development – if your starting out,Continue reading “Co-operatives Fortnight: start your own co-operative with the Resource and Learning Hub”

Co-operatives Fortnight: Building a co-operative care sector for Wales!

Today marks the second week of ‘Co-operatives Fortnight’ – two weeks of co-operative goodness: from community clean ups to cooking classes, digital hacks, and education events – the whole sector celebrating what can be achieved when we co-operate. The Social Co-operation Forum is celebrating the ‘Co-operative Care and Support Sector’ in Wales. Showing you what isContinue reading “Co-operatives Fortnight: Building a co-operative care sector for Wales!”

Co-operatives Fortnight: Care and Support Co-operatives in Wales

Co-operatives are driven by People Power – the Social Value people bring to co-operatives make them what they are. People like you and I undertake roles in co-operatives that are usually defined by formal education and work experience. Whilst that can help, it’s a person’s personal desire and love to undertake a role that makesContinue reading “Co-operatives Fortnight: Care and Support Co-operatives in Wales”

Co-operatives Fortnight: the magic between Co-operation and Direct Payments

Today we are talking about Direct Payment co-operatives, and the positive impact they can have. Why are they so good I hear you ask? Let’s have a quick look at ‘Friends United Together’, an emerging co-operative supported by ‘Care to Co-operate’… “By working together as a co-operative and pooling their Direct Payments, Friends United TogetherContinue reading “Co-operatives Fortnight: the magic between Co-operation and Direct Payments”

Co-operatives Fortnight: meet a co-operative founded by the Deaf Community

Co-operatives provide services that are created, and used, by their members. They exist in many sectors for different reasons. What they share in common is People Power – the driving force that makes them happen! Today, is about ‘Conwy Deaf Translation and Support Service‘ – a co-operative founded by the Deaf Community, for the DeafContinue reading “Co-operatives Fortnight: meet a co-operative founded by the Deaf Community”