Direct Payments – Some real progress but so much further to go…. #directpayments #socialcare #wales #SSWbAct

Vin West has been a parent and carer for 30 years. His daughter was the first person in Gwynedd to receive Direct Payments. He helped found the Gwynedd Direct Payments Forum in 2000 and recently supported Gwynedd Social Services, through co-producing a new Direct Payments policy and staff guidance, in line with the 2014 Social… Read More Direct Payments – Some real progress but so much further to go…. #directpayments #socialcare #wales #SSWbAct

Job vacancy – Moncare Co-operative Coordinator #jobswales #coops #wales

There is a great job vacancy currently being advertised at Disability Wales; Moncare Cooperative Coordinator Closing Date: October 13, 2017 £23,398 – £24,964 (NJC Scale 26 – 28) (pro rata £14,038 – £14,978) Part time – 21 hours per week Fixed Term Contract Caerphilly & Monmouthshire South Wales* Posted 2 days ago Disability Wales Summary:… Read More Job vacancy – Moncare Co-operative Coordinator #jobswales #coops #wales

‘Services fit for the future’ – informal focus groups – We need you!! #Wales #socialcare @copronetwales

“Services fit for the future” informal focus groups The Welsh Government have commissioned 8 public engagement sessions across Wales around the Services Fit For The Future White Paper consultation. They are being coordinated by Noreen Blanluet and led by Paul Stepczak, Leanne Teichner and Bethan Webber of Communities Connected. A message from Noreen follows: A… Read More ‘Services fit for the future’ – informal focus groups – We need you!! #Wales #socialcare @copronetwales

Can we cwtch? Relationships, Risk & Personal Outcomes 23.11.17 #socialcare #socialwork #event #wales

Can we Cwtch? Relationships, Risk and Personal Outcomes November 23rd 2017 – Ty Menai, Bangor LL57 4FH March 1st 2018 – South Wales, All Nations Centre, Cardiff CF14 3NY Time: 9.00 to 16.00 Summary: The Welsh word ‘cwtch’ means more than just a hug, it’s also about creating a sense of safety and security, and yet sometimes… Read More Can we cwtch? Relationships, Risk & Personal Outcomes 23.11.17 #socialcare #socialwork #event #wales

‘Inside America’s largest worker-run business’ #coops #homecare

It’s always interesting to read about how co-operatives are working across the world.  Below is an extract from an article on America’s largest worker-run co-operative. The main points of the article highlight the following: In a sense, CHCA is a study in scale for the co-op movement in the United States, especially in traditionally low-wage… Read More ‘Inside America’s largest worker-run business’ #coops #homecare

Charities & co-operation training – 17th Oct #Manchester #training #coops

Taken from the Anthony Collins website: Charities and co-operation: an update on charity law and governance 17th October 2017 9:00 – 16:00 Friends Meeting House, Manchester Cost: £50 plus VAT Get Directions to Event After the success of our annual conference on charity law and governance in March, we are running a follow-up event in… Read More Charities & co-operation training – 17th Oct #Manchester #training #coops