Learn How to Start a Co-operative with Care to Co-operate’s Resource and Learning Hub

We believe that when people come together and co-operate, they can design and run care and support services that matter to them and their community. Care to Co-operate’s ‘Resource and Learning Hub’ is dedicated to co-operative development – if your starting out, take our micro-learning course, ‘How to Start a Co-operative’, and get clued – up on what you need to know to launch your own co-operative!


Resource and Learning Hub

Explore the world of co-operation and learn through animations and quizzes

How to Start a Co-operative is a free and interactive course is split into stages, full of animations and quizzes. You decide what to learn and when – we’ve made it fun and easy to follow. You will learn about co-operatives, important laws that make them happen, and how to get your own care and support co-operative off the ground.


Resources, guides and more

Tell the world about your co-operative! Our practical guides on social media will bring out the social media guru in you…

Where do you find people to become members? If you want to build a co-operative there’s only one way to find out… use our clear and concise guide.


Direct Payment co-operatives give people more voice and control over their lives. Find out more about this approach to care and support and be at the forefront of something amazing.

Personal Assistant co-operatives recognise the needs of lone workers and can also help with continuity of care. Our guide provides information for Personal Assistants wanting to work with other Personal Assistants.

Care to Co-operate has supported people and organisations to work co-operatively, to design and run services, for over three years. Do you have an idea for a care and support co-operative?  If so, Care to Co-operate would love to speak to you! You can get in touch by e-mail [email protected], call 0300 111 5050, visit care.wales.coop or Tweet us at @ThomasWalesCoop

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