Today is Carers Rights Day 2019!

Today is Carers Rights Day! This is an annual event held by Carers UK raises awareness of the issues affecting the 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. Each year, Carers Rights Day helps us: – Ensure carers are aware of their rights Let carers know where to get help and support RaiseContinue reading “Today is Carers Rights Day 2019!”

Carers Rights Day 2019: Helping you find your way

Thursday 21st November is Carers Rights Day. This is an annual event held by Carers UK, who support the 6.5 million people who are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. We would like to help them spread the message of this important awareness day. Each year, Carers Rights DayContinue reading “Carers Rights Day 2019: Helping you find your way”

Carers Rights Day 2019: Helping you find your way

Thursday 21st November is Carers Rights Day. This is an annual event held by Carers UK, who support the 6.5 million people who are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. We would like to help them spread the message of this important awareness day. Each year, Carers Rights DayContinue reading “Carers Rights Day 2019: Helping you find your way”

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.

Care to Co-operate Autumn Newsletter

The latest news from Care to Co-operate, and the co-operative care and support sector. In this issue: learn How to Start a Co-operative, watch a new case study film, vote for your care and support hero, enrol inco-production workshops, and much more… 

Watch: Supporting Carers in Wrexham

This time last year, Wrexham Council launched a new carers’ information, advice, support and respite service provided by NEWCIS (North East Wales Carers Information Service). This what a carer has to say about the service and the support they received… If you are a carer in Wrexham and would like information, help or support, contactContinue reading “Watch: Supporting Carers in Wrexham”

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!”

Social Care Wales and Care to Co-operate: Get Started with Direct Payments.

Direct Payments is a type of Social Security that allows people to have more responsibility and ownership of the care and support services they use. There are many benefits to Direct Payments – its versatile, enables greater voice and control, but, it can still be a bit confusing – where do I start, what doContinue reading “Social Care Wales and Care to Co-operate: Get Started with Direct Payments.”

Welsh public sector contract social enterprises

Leading anchor institutions in Wales have committed to a ‘Preston model’-style procurement policy which will increase their spend with social businesses, including co-ops. Transport for Wales, the Development Bank of Wales, Public Health Wales and NHS Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) have also pledged to embed social value across their major contracts.