Welcome to the Sharing Care project website!

You’ve come to a place which connects and brings together learning, innovation and ideas from social care, co-operation and other areas of the social sector.

This site is a resource centre for all the work which is coming together thanks to funding from Power to Change, currently funded until July 2021.

The aim of our project is to develop, gather and share learning that we (as well as others) have gained and experienced on the journey to setting up a care co-operative and support others who are considering how they could make the care in their communities better.

Looking around, you will find:

  • an outline of our programme for the first half of 2021 - you can sign up to stay in touch about updates as this develops
  • Our Toolkit for Sharing the Care - a live, ever-growing resource. We have drafted the initial release and want your feedback and input.
  • a blog space - which hosts our own learning and experiences from setting up a care co-op as well as contributions from other co-operators
  • a resource space - which will include anything from useful links to resources from the webinars

Expect this site to change

The content and the design of this site is in active development and will almost certainly change frequently.


This project has emerged from and is part of Co-operative Care Colne Valley - a new community based & owned social care provider. Our approach allows us to treat people as individuals, with holistic care packages that build in opportunities for people receiving care to access the things that make life worth living. Our vision is for everyone receiving and delivering care – user members, families, staff and the wider community – to work together within one co-operative.

Thank you for your time & make sure to get in touch with any feedback, contributions, co-operation queries!