About / Ynglŷn

The Social Co-operation Forum is a membership network promoting co-operative models of social care and well-being. We promote social care innovation in Wales based on co-operative values and methods of working, with particular but not exclusive emphasis on user-controlled delivery models.

Currently meeting 4 times a year, the Forum aims:

  • To bring together representatives of the key stakeholder constituencies
  • To encourage and support the sustainable development of local co-operatives
  • To encourage and support the “co-operisation” of existing social care provider organisations
  • To encourage and support a strategic programme of co-operative education
  • To encourage the creation and implementation of legislation, policies and guidance for social care (and related services) which foster the development of services and systems based on co-operative values and principles
  • To continue to learn from relevant international developments in co-operation and social care


Membership is currently free and is available to anybody interested in Social Co-operation. You can benefit from specialist support and advice within the Social Co-operation field. You will receive regular updates and information and can be as involved as much or as little as you like.


Click below for minutes of previous meetings, and the Forum Constitution and Terms of Reference:

June 2018

April 2018

December 2017

June 2017

March 2017

September 2016

June 2016

Terms of Reference

Social Co-operative Forum Constitution

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Social Co-operation Forum please contact:  thomas.james@wales.coop




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