‘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

The @Bevanfoundation are hiring! #jobs #jobswales

The Bevan Foundation have a current job vacancy: Senior Policy & Research Officer circa £30,000 p.a. We’re looking for an outstanding policy professional to help to solve poverty in Wales and make Wales fair, prosperous and sustainable. You will undertake high-quality analysis and research, develop effective, evidence-based solutions, and influence policy and practice at a… Read More The @Bevanfoundation are hiring! #jobs #jobswales

User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds #socialcare #community #care #owningourcare

Published on: https://www.uk.coop/owningourcare User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds The growing desire for user and community-led approaches to social care is being held back by a lack of understanding of how to make them work, says a report described as a ‘wake-up call’, published today. As reported in Community Care, With social… Read More User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds #socialcare #community #care #owningourcare

‘Doing Co-operative Education – A lesson from the Co-operative Women’s Guild #coop #coopeducation #womensguild #learning

David Smith, Co-ops and Mutuals Wales writes: I am always struck by comments along the lines of Co-op development or Co-op education being what others do; so I thought it useful to share an extract from a book about Hilda Smith, my mother, ‘Red Roses from Burnley to Buckingham Palace’ I am co-authoring which is… Read More ‘Doing Co-operative Education – A lesson from the Co-operative Women’s Guild #coop #coopeducation #womensguild #learning

Apply to be a Co-op local cause – only 1 month left! #coop #TheCoopWay #localcause

One month to go to apply to be a Co-op local cause! The following has been taken from: https://causes.coop.co.uk/ Apply to be a Co-op local cause To apply to be a Co-op cause you must have a project or event in mind that: takes place in the UK or Isle of Man doesn’t have religious… Read More Apply to be a Co-op local cause – only 1 month left! #coop #TheCoopWay #localcause

OPEN INVITATION TO ALL to serve on a Co-operative Education Sub Group to plan our third event #coops #coopeducation #adulteducation #wales

Good Morning All, For others who may have an interest, I hope to call the first meeting of the above in the first or second week of July. Apologies for the delay with our 8 April event report – I hope to release this after our Exec meeting on 19 June. If you have further… Read More OPEN INVITATION TO ALL to serve on a Co-operative Education Sub Group to plan our third event #coops #coopeducation #adulteducation #wales

Co-working for Creatives – see, hear & explore how this could work 21st June

This isn’t necessarily social care related but some Forum members may be interested in this event below. For more information please visit: http://www.cultcymru.org/ “Co-working for Creatives”  See, Hear & Explore how this could work.   Wednesday 21 June 2017 Soar Theatre, Merthyr Tydfil Join us for an interactive & fun day (or ½ day) to… Read More Co-working for Creatives – see, hear & explore how this could work 21st June