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*Our next meeting*

Our next meeting is a special one where we will be holding an event focussing on ways of increasing the voice and control of users and carers in the provision of care. Details of the event are below:

Friday 13th April 2018

11am – 3pm

Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University

To book your free place and for a more detailed agenda please click here:



Welcome to the Social Co-operation Forum site. This is a  platform for members and non members to share information and views on Social Co-operation throughout Wales, the UK and beyond.

A Social Co-operation Forum for Wales was established to bring together all those working to develop co-operative models of support in the field of social care and well-being. This is particularly important following the introduction of the Social Services & Wellbeing (Wales) Act in April 2016. The Act places a duty on local authorities to promote co-operatives, social enterprise, user-led and third sector organisations for social care, and also seeks to ensure that citizen-users of social care have a “strong voice and real control”. The Forum believes that user-led and multi-stakeholder co-operatives, embracing co-operative principles of democracy and co-ownership, are ideal models for achieving the Act’s aspirations.

The Social Co-operation Forum is Chaired by Adrian Roper, Chief Executive of Cartrefi Cymru, and meets on a regular basis. For more information, download these materials:



For a list of current members please visit our ‘Useful Links’ page