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”

Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019

Inspirational talks, expert masterclasses and a celebration of business growth are in store for this year’s event The Social Business Wales Conference is specifically intended to provide inspiration, ideas and practical skills to social businesses in Wales which will help them enter new markets, develop new products or services, collaborate with each other, or adoptContinue reading “Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019”

Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019

Inspirational talks, expert masterclasses and a celebration of business growth are in store for this year’s event The Social Business Wales Conference is specifically intended to provide inspiration, ideas and practical skills to social businesses in Wales which will help them enter new markets, develop new products or services, collaborate with each other, or adoptContinue reading “Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019”

Enjoy a Social Summer with Wales Co-operative Centre

If you’re wondering how to keep the kids entertained over the next six weeks, Wales Co-operative Centre is here to help! Our Social Summer 2019 campaign aims to showcase the wonderful and inclusive social enterprises on your doorstep that you can visit and support. We’ve got nature reserves, culture hubs, zoos, bowling alleys, art galleries,Continue reading “Enjoy a Social Summer with Wales Co-operative Centre”

Social Business Wales Awards & Conference 2019

Inspirational talks, expert masterclasses and a celebration of business growth are in store for this year’s event The Social Business Wales Conference is specifically intended to provide inspiration, ideas and practical skills to social businesses in Wales which will help them enter new markets, develop new products or services, collaborate with each other, or adoptContinue reading “Social Business Wales Awards & Conference 2019”

Co-operative investment opportunity with InvestAge

Through Co-operatives UK, a new investment opportunity is now available that focuses on later – life projects and funding. Here’s more on ‘InvestAge’… Below is a summary of InvestAge, a new co-operative approach to supporting the full spectrum of later life programmes and initiatives. The public launch won’t take place until the autumn and theContinue reading “Co-operative investment opportunity with InvestAge”

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: 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!”