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*Our next meeting* – Friday 30th June 2017

International day of Co-operatives celebration – Friday 30th June 2017

The International Co-operative Day / International Day of Co-operatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year. Its aim is to increase awareness on co-operatives and promote the movement’s successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace.

We will be starting the celebrations a day early by welcoming Koichi Sato from the Japanese Consumer Co-operative to the next Forum meeting on Friday 30th June. Koichi will be attending the main Forum meeting and a light lunch will be provided afterwards. All are welcome, please contact gemma.murphy@wales.coop if you are planning on attending as space is limited.

An agenda for the Forum meeting will be circulated in the next 2 weeks.

A flyer for the event can be downloaded here: Social Co-op Flyer 30.06.17


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