Newport Co-operators and Wales Progressive Co-operators, which is a branch of the National Federation of Progressive Co-operators, both believe that social care co-operatives are an important part of the mix because the co-operative model champions ethical values and principles as well as economic success through self-reliance. (Some care co-operatives listed here.)
They have published Social Co-operatives: A New Model of Social Care in Wales and invite readers to read and directly comment on their document, paragraph by paragraph, by going to http://progressive-cooperators.org.uk/social-care-coop. David Smith advises that it will be easier if you register first by clicking on the red Register button, and then log-in at the site.
If you use Facebook, you can click on the blue Facebook “Sign In” button. A Facebook page has also been set up at for ‘Cymru/Wales Progressive Co-operators’ (or search for cymru wales prog)
Feed back will welcomed and will contribute to evidence which Wales Progressive and Newport Co-operators will be submitting to the Wales Government’s Co-operative and Mutual Commission.
Enquiries to David Smith: Wales Progressive Co-operators & Newport Co-operators