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Workshop at the AGM of Co-operative Councils' Innovation Network

Submitted by Veronika on Fri, 04/01/2022 - 10:54

As affiliate members of Co-operative Councils' Innovation Network we've had an opportunity to contribute during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in February.
Graham, our Chair, was part of the panel discussing the newly launched report The Cooperative Difference in Care and Danielle, our Registered Manager, lead a workshop sharing our learning and answering queries from participants.

And you can watch the recording of the workshop here!


We have learnt that amazing things are possible: Sharing Care – a brief closing reflection

Submitted by Veronika on Tue, 11/30/2021 - 12:47

The opportunity to take time to learn, reflect, pause, reach out to others, connect, support and bring it all together has been amazing! Thanks to the funding from Power to Change we have had resources that have allowed us to support the building of the movement in the co-operative and care sectors, learn alongside others and take steps towards realising our vision of great care that works for everyone involved. Here are a few things we have learnt that feel worth sharing…

Federation: research, summary, learning, action

Submitted by Veronika on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 07:46

Historically, the co-operative movement has grown through ‘principle 6’ (co-ops supporting each other) - with that in mind, during its start-up phases Co-operative Care Colne Valley (CCCV) has had an eye on its potential futures, and how the innovative model of care might be scaled into other communities for wider benefit and impact through a future federation.

Sharing Care April webinar: first steps for great care in Colne Valley

Submitted by Veronika on Tue, 05/25/2021 - 09:16

In our April webinar a few members of our staff team and the board shared their thoughts about how the first few weeks of working in our community had gone. We also heard our user members' take on why they had chosen to get support from us and what their thoughts were after the first few weeks of us working together.

Learning while setting up a care co-op - January webinar videos

Submitted by Veronika on Mon, 02/22/2021 - 18:28

At Sharing Care January webinar we looked at what have been the main strengths and advantages that have got us to the point of now being business ready and also have talked through the barriers and challenges we have faced and what we have learnt from them.

Here is a summary of key points from our speakers.

Here's Graham, Founding Member at Co-operative Care Colne Valley and the current chair offering an overview of the set up journey.