Minister praises Newport radio station for Energize’ing people’s lives @EnergizeMedia_ @WalesCoOpCentre #socialcare #SSWbAct #caretocoop

Energize Media CIC welcomed Social Care minister Huw Iranca-Davies to it’s community radio station yesterday. The social enterprise was  set up in 2013 by two long standing friends who were both Direct Payment recipients. Changes in their local authority’s service left the friends with few service options to meet their requirements and interests so theyContinue reading “Minister praises Newport radio station for Energize’ing people’s lives @EnergizeMedia_ @WalesCoOpCentre #socialcare #SSWbAct #caretocoop”

2017 Albert Medal is awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for his work in social innovation and co-operative change #coops #award

The 2017 Albert Medal is awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for pioneering work in social innovation. Robin Murray was a visionary social and economic thinker, whose life’s work was guided by a profound commitment to mutuality and cooperation. As an industrial and environmental economist, Murray was active and influential across several fields, from cooperatives toContinue reading “2017 Albert Medal is awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for his work in social innovation and co-operative change #coops #award”

Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care #socialcare #alternativemodels @CartrefiCymru

Published on Ed Mayo’s blog: https://edmayo.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/are-you-treated-with-dignity-new-options-in-health-and-social-care/#like-4137 Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care Are you treated with dignity? OK. Let’s try that again. When you are most vulnerable, most in need of care, are you treated with dignity? It is shocking the numbers of people who are not – one inContinue reading “Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care #socialcare #alternativemodels @CartrefiCymru”

Buurtzorg Model of Care at Home being explored in East of England #socialcare #alternativemodels

A highly successful Dutch model of care at home – known as BUURTZORG – is being explored in West Suffolk through a “Test and Learn Site”, one of only a handful in the England, in partnership with West Suffolk CCG, West Suffolk Councils and Suffolk County Council, with support from the East of England LGA andContinue reading “Buurtzorg Model of Care at Home being explored in East of England #socialcare #alternativemodels”

Take back control bottom up communities #community #strength #regeneration

This Guardian article highlights how people are strengthening their communities and what can happen when momentum builds. The ‘starter’ individuals within the communities do however need more support.  Often individuals who are trying to start projects alongside work, and other commitments, getting their message out can be difficult, and often facing huge bureaucratical barriers.  Let’sContinue reading “Take back control bottom up communities #community #strength #regeneration”

Help us transform our Social Services! New dates for expert classes…

Help us transform our Social Services!   By popular demand Co-production Wales are running three more Expert Classes covering the what, why and how of co-pro, particularly in relation to the implementation of the (potentially radical) Social Services and Wellbeing Act. Book via the Care Council Hub.   Cardiff, 22 February, 9.30 – 16.00   Cardiff &Continue reading “Help us transform our Social Services! New dates for expert classes…”

Wales Social Co-op Forum 2016 Summary

Wales Social Coop Forum The end of 2016 is a useful time to take stock as the Forum has undertaken a major transition during this year and looks forward to new challenges, both with Social Services & Well-being Act 2014 in April and the launch of Care to Cooperate in June The initial Forum meetingsContinue reading “Wales Social Co-op Forum 2016 Summary”

New report into Social Innovation in home care of the elderly

New Report: Why we need social innovation in home care of the elderly 19th September 2016 Professor Ian Rees Jones collaborates on new Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) report. The joint report launched on 12 September 2016 at the Fairer Futures: Reshaping Care for Older People symposium, argues that, with a social innovationContinue reading “New report into Social Innovation in home care of the elderly”