New governance code for UK co-ops

Co-operatives UK has released a new Code of Governance for the sector. Launched at the Practitioners Forum in Manchester, the revised code draws on best practice from the wider business sector, while reflecting the distinctive characteristics of co-ops, such as accountability to members and member ownership and control.

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 in
co-production workshops, and much more… 

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 at care@wales.coop.

For more information about the forum, please visit http://www.socialcoopforum.wales

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 at care@wales.coop.

For more information about the forum, please visit http://www.socialcoopforum.wales

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 at care@wales.coop.

For more information about the forum, please visit http://www.socialcoopforum.wales

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 at care@wales.coop.

For more information about the forum, please visit http://www.socialcoopforum.wales

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, contact NEWCIS: 01978 423114 or Wrexham’s Adult Social Care Department: 01978 292066.

Original article: https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/watch-supporting-our-carers-in-wrexham/

Advice during ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Whether or not the government’s Brexit bill goes through or we face a general election – there is no doubt that its an uncertain time for British business.  Our  Secretary General, Ed Mayo outlines three steps for any co-op to act on during this stormy period for the economy. 

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 at care@wales.coop.

For more information about the forum, please visit http://www.socialcoopforum.wales

How Foundational Economy thinking could help Social Care

“The services and products within the foundational economy provide those basic goods and services on which every citizen relies and which keep us safe, sound and civilized. Care and health services, food, housing, energy, construction, tourism and retailers on the high street are all examples of the foundational economy.”  – Welsh Government

The reality is that many foundational services have fallen victim to the view that they don’t generate wealth, are a burden on tax payers and governments, and should be subject to cuts and squeezes and austerity.