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…

Care to Co-operate Podcast: Episode 2

This podcast series charts a project to encourage care commissioners to think about how they can deliver care services which promote wellbeing for citizens and communities, and long term sustainability for care and wellbeing services. In episode 2, Adrian and Donna discuss role that private companies should play in the social care sector. If theyContinue reading “Care to Co-operate Podcast: Episode 2”

Co-operative models of social care raised in AM’s debate

Vikki Howell AM raised the benefits that co-operative models of social care brings – particularly to the workforce and those receiving services… “Social care co-ops build up people-centred approaches to service delivery. Instead of remote head offices and the prioritisation of shareholders, they lead to truly community-anchored businesses, local economic investment and social benefits. OrganisationsContinue reading “Co-operative models of social care raised in AM’s debate”

Care to Co-operate – The Podcast

This podcast series charts a project to encourage care commissioners to think about how they can deliver care services which promote wellbeing for citizens and communities, and long term sustainability for care and wellbeing services. In episode 1, Donna Coyle, Care to Co-operate Project Manager, and Adrian Roper, CEO of Cartrefi Cymru, talk to CatherineContinue reading “Care to Co-operate – The Podcast”

Measuring the Mountain: Every Story is Important

Last year people across Wales shared an incredible 473 stories with Measuring the Mountain.  Stories that highlighted the complex and very personal nature of being a carer and of using care and support services.  These stories, helped to paint a picture of what social care is really like for people.

Measuring the Mountain: Every Story is Important

Last year people across Wales shared an incredible 473 stories with Measuring the Mountain.  Stories that highlighted the complex and very personal nature of being a carer and of using care and support services.  These stories, helped to paint a picture of what social care is really like for people.

The Social Co-operation Forum is looking for new members!

That’s right, we are on the lookout for new members to discuss, shape and drive the co-operative care sector in Wales. Membership is free, and we would love to see you at our next meeting – either in person or by video call. If you would like to attend, please drop us an e-mail atContinue reading “The Social Co-operation Forum is looking for new members!”

The Social Co-operation Forum is looking for new members!

That’s right, we are on the lookout for new members to discuss, shape and drive the co-operative care sector in Wales. Membership is free, and we would love to see you at our next meeting – either in person or by video call. If you would like to attend, please drop us an e-mail atContinue reading “The Social Co-operation Forum is looking for new members!”