Care to Co-operate 2020 Events – 50% of tickets gone!

Hello co-operators!

Update: Carmarthen workshop sold out!

We are spreading our vision for a co-operative care and support sector at four regional events in January 2020, and we want you to join us! Less than 50% of tickets remain, please book now…


At each event we will…

  • Discover the breadth of care and support co-operatives: from Personal Assistant led co-ops and domiciliary care, to those providing deaf translation services, and children play schemes,
  • Hear from co-operatives already providing co-operative care and support services across Wales, and the positive impact they create,
  • Explore free micro-learning and training opportunities for you and your organisation,
  • Identify support and resources needed to start your co-operative journey.

Lunch is not provided.  If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know.
 
Please contact Thomas James with queries or requests you may have on 07384 256999, or thomas.james@wales.coop

Care to Co-operate is on the road… secure your free tickets now!

Hello co-operators!

The festive season is almost upon us.  Before the fun and excitement takes hold, we have an important announcement for you (and your first New Year resolution!)

We are spreading our vision for a co-operative care and support sector at four regional events in January 2020, and we want you to join us!


At each event we will…

  • Discover the breadth of care and support co-operatives: from Personal Assistant led co-ops and domiciliary care, to those providing deaf translation services, and children play schemes,
  • Hear from co-operatives already providing co-operative care and support services across Wales, and the positive impact they create,
  • Explore free micro-learning and training opportunities for you and your organisation,
  • Identify support and resources needed to start your co-operative journey.

To book onto one of these workshops, please click on the relevant link below.  Attendance is free, but space is very limited.  Book early to avoid disappointment!


Lunch is not provided.  If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know.
 
Please contact Thomas James with queries or requests you may have on 07384 256999, or thomas.james@wales.coop

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.

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
  • Raise awareness of the needs of carers

This Carers Rights Day, Carers UK is joining with organisations from across the UK to help carers in their local communities find their way. Whether they are struggling with navigating a maze of health and social services, looking for places to access information, or finding they need extra support to cope with the pressures of caring, we’ll help empower them to find any assistance that will benefit them.


WeCare.Wales and Care to Co-operate

WeCare.Wales is a campaign that celebrates those who work in care, and showcases their positive stories. If you are considering a career in the care sector, then please look at their website for different carer options and how to go about things. Care to Co-operate helps people design and run care and support services in their community. The free service can help carers come together formally as a Personal Assistant co-operative – if you are a carer, or know someone who is, this way of support could be beneficial.

Wales needs around 20,000 more people to work in care by 2030. On this site you can find out more about the many opportunities to work with adults and children and hear what it’s really like to work in care from those already doing the job.

Personal Assistant Co-ops recognise the needs of lone workers and can also help with continuity of care. Our guide provides information for Personal Assistants wanting to work with other Personal Assistants.



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 Day helps us: –

  • ensure carers are aware of their rights
  • let carers know where to get help and support
  • raise awareness of the needs of carers.

Every day 6,000 people in the United Kingdom become carers, something few have been able to plan for. From the start, they may find themselves needing to talk to health and social care providers; to negotiate with their employers on how to juggle work with caring; to deal with the intricacies of the benefits system or to consider how to fund future care costs.

This Carers Rights Day we’re joining together with organisations from across the UK to help carers in their local communities find their way. Whether they are struggling with navigating a maze of health and social services, looking for places to access information, or finding they need extra support to cope with the pressures of caring, we’ll help empower them to find any assistance that will benefit them.

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 Day helps us: –

  • ensure carers are aware of their rights
  • let carers know where to get help and support
  • raise awareness of the needs of carers.

Every day 6,000 people in the United Kingdom become carers, something few have been able to plan for. From the start, they may find themselves needing to talk to health and social care providers; to negotiate with their employers on how to juggle work with caring; to deal with the intricacies of the benefits system or to consider how to fund future care costs.

This Carers Rights Day we’re joining together with organisations from across the UK to help carers in their local communities find their way. Whether they are struggling with navigating a maze of health and social services, looking for places to access information, or finding they need extra support to cope with the pressures of caring, we’ll help empower them to find any assistance that will benefit them.

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.

Community Bank of Wales

In his 2018 Labour Leadership Manifesto ‘21st Century Socialism’ the First Minister proposed the establishment of a new ‘Community Bank of Wales’, owned by its members, on a one-member-one-vote basis, to ensure banking services are available across the country, including rural areas.

Traditional banks are retreating from communities across Wales at an increasing rate, which is leaving a serious gap in services for localities, especially for small business needing short-term loans or overdrafts to help them survive and thrive, and citizens looking to access cash and banking services. The negative impact of the high street banks deserting our communities is being felt across the board but particularly in Rural Wales and by the most vulnerable groups in today’s society.