Have your say – Evaluation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act

The Welsh Government has commissioned a partnership between leading academics across four universities in Wales and expert advisers to deliver the evaluation of the ground-breaking Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. Please read the official statement below, and find out how you can have your say… We are currently undertaking the process evaluation phaseContinue reading “Have your say – Evaluation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act”

Care to Co-operate Podcast: Episode 3

How do we build social value into commissioning care services? Could crisp packets be the answer? Listen to the third podcast in our Care to Co-operate series to find out…

Sign-up with Care to Co-operate, and get the latest news on co-operatives they support, their events, workshops and more!

Care to Co-operate support people and organisations to work co-operatively, to design and run their own care and support services. As well as bespoke support to co-operatives across Wales, Care to Co-operate are often at local and notable events holding workshops and talks. They even hosted their own sell-out roadshow earlier this year, and runContinue reading “Sign-up with Care to Co-operate, and get the latest news on co-operatives they support, their events, workshops and more!”

Sign-up with Care to Co-operate, and get the latest news on co-operatives they support, their events, workshops and more!

Care to Co-operate support people and organisations to work co-operatively, to design and run their own care and support services. As well as bespoke support to co-operatives across Wales, Care to Co-operate are often at local and notable events holding workshops and talks. They even hosted their own sell-out roadshow earlier this year, and runContinue reading “Sign-up with Care to Co-operate, and get the latest news on co-operatives they support, their events, workshops and more!”

Free Event: Co-operative Party – a Co-operative Approach to Social Care

A co-operative approach to social care is the fairest and most inclusive way of delivering services. It can deliver significantly better outcomes for service users, carers and commissioners. It will take place on Tuesday 10th September at Chapter (Cardiff) – Meeting Room 2. The meeting will start at 6.30pm and run until 8.30pm. Tea andContinue reading “Free Event: Co-operative Party – a Co-operative Approach to Social Care”

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”