Social Innovation in the Foundational Economy Colloquium 5-6/09/18

The colloquium will draw together academics, politicians, policy makers, the third sector, service providers and practitioners to debate and discuss radical responses to economic insecurity and social inequality.  For further details please click here. If you would like to see the agenda for the two day colloquium, please follow this link: Social Innovation in theContinue reading “Social Innovation in the Foundational Economy Colloquium 5-6/09/18”

What about Wales? The implications of Brexit on Wales event 20.03.18, London @WIfPP #brexit #wales #event

What about Wales? The Implications of Brexit for Wales Tuesday 20th March 2018, 18:00 – 21:00 St Matthew’s House and Conference Centre, 20 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2BU The issue of the UK’s exit from the European Union is rightly dominating discussions of politics and policy in Westminster. However, fundamental questions also remain for theContinue reading “What about Wales? The implications of Brexit on Wales event 20.03.18, London @WIfPP #brexit #wales #event”

@CooperativesUk ‘2018 – Time to get real’ blog now live #coops #policy #2018 #challenges

Here’s an extract from the latest policy blog from Co-ops UK Policy Officer, James Wright. To read the full blog click the link here: http://bit.ly/2EYgaDH 2018 – Time to get real 2018 is the year politicians and business leaders must get real about an inclusive economy. Later this month many of the powerful will gather in Davos forContinue reading “@CooperativesUk ‘2018 – Time to get real’ blog now live #coops #policy #2018 #challenges”

WCVA encouraging responses to @SeneddELGC consultation on #poverty in #Wales @WalesCVA

The National Assembly for Wales’ Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is undertaking a consultation on Local approaches to poverty reduction: The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act and Public Service Boards. WCVA is keen to hear feedback from third sector organisations who are involved in the work of Public Service Boards at local level andContinue reading “WCVA encouraging responses to @SeneddELGC consultation on #poverty in #Wales @WalesCVA”

Direct Payments – Some real progress but so much further to go…. #directpayments #socialcare #wales #SSWbAct

Vin West has been a parent and carer for 30 years. His daughter was the first person in Gwynedd to receive Direct Payments. He helped found the Gwynedd Direct Payments Forum in 2000 and recently supported Gwynedd Social Services, through co-producing a new Direct Payments policy and staff guidance, in line with the 2014 SocialContinue reading “Direct Payments – Some real progress but so much further to go…. #directpayments #socialcare #wales #SSWbAct”

The @Bevanfoundation are hiring! #jobs #jobswales

The Bevan Foundation have a current job vacancy: Senior Policy & Research Officer circa £30,000 p.a. We’re looking for an outstanding policy professional to help to solve poverty in Wales and make Wales fair, prosperous and sustainable. You will undertake high-quality analysis and research, develop effective, evidence-based solutions, and influence policy and practice at aContinue reading “The @Bevanfoundation are hiring! #jobs #jobswales”

Government publishes draft legislation on reforms for growing co-ops #coops

This was originally published by Co-ops UK: Draft legislation for growing co-ops The government has today published draft legislation that removes a key financial burden for some growing co-ops, helping to put them on a level playing field with other business forms. The reform, which we have been lobbying for over the last year, raises the thresholdContinue reading “Government publishes draft legislation on reforms for growing co-ops #coops”

Listening to frontline staff is a key element in developing sustainable #homecare #socialcare

Gathering and listening to the experiences of home care workers is vitally important in designing a working and sustainable social care system. The homecare sector has the highest annual turnover of staff than any other sector in the UK; understanding the motivations and frustrations of those who work within care is key in addressing theContinue reading “Listening to frontline staff is a key element in developing sustainable #homecare #socialcare”