Posts from November 2016

Care to Co-operate making good progress, six months in

By Gareth Rogers, Care to Co-operate Project Officer You can achieve quite a lot in six months, and that’s certainly how it feels on Care to Co-operate. Our launch events back in June generated lots of interest and enabled us to pick up a large number of client and partner leads. Since then the team […]

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Credit Unions and Payroll Schemes – what are they and what are the benefits of joining one?

16m people in the UK have savings of less than £100 according to a study carried out by the Money Advice Service. Have you got enough money saved to pay for Christmas this year?  Would you have enough money to repair your car if it broke down? People are finding it even harder to put […]

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Why the Wales Co-operative Centre is supporting Financial Capability Week

When 40% of adults say they are not in control of their finances and a further four in ten have less than £500 in savings, its clear the UK is facing a financial capability crisis which requires a collective response. That is why we are supporting Financial Capability Week. The campaign is designed to highlight […]

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Is social business the stuff of fairy tales?

Today is Social Enterprise Day in the UK…but what exactly is social enterprise, and why does it need its own ‘hashtagged’ awareness day? To be honest, up until a few months ago, I had very little understanding of social enterprise, and could not have told you how a social business differs from other business models. […]

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Helping communities achieve sustainable asset transfer

This month the Wales Co-operative Centre starts a new piece of work in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council. The council wants to transfer responsibility for buildings and facilities across the area to community groups. Working in partnership with Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, our role will be to help […]

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Friends over 50 living together – a rising trend

  Article from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Living with friends or housemates is a choice that housebuilders and policymakers should make more widely available for the over 50s, according to a new study to be presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science. Housing schemes offering this alternative approach –where people live […]

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