Posts from December 2016

Merry Christmas from Care to Co-operate!

As the office winds down for the Christmas holidays the less frantic atmosphere provides the space to reflect on the past few months – it’s been phenomenal! If you want to know more read our first Care to Co-operate Newsletter published late last week. One of the challenges the Care to Co-operate team will be […]

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Will the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal benefit the entire region?

The Growth and Competitiveness Commission for the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) is going to publish its report this Friday 16th December. So what is the Commission and what should we hope the report says? There is still a lot of complexity around the goings on within the Capital Region. The CCR is taking forward a […]

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Co-operation among co-operatives – what co-op housing associations can learn from each other

by Dave Palmer, Co-operative Housing Project Manager, Wales Co-operative Centre The 6th International Co-operative Principal – Co-operation among Co-operatives, states that ‘Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the Co-operative Movement by working together, through local, national, regional and international structures.’ With this in mind, Glenn Bowen and Dave Palmer from the Wales Co-operative […]

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You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why… the internet is easier than you think.

For a lot of us, using the internet has become an almost essential part of our day to day lives. We take for granted the world of information and opportunity that we have at our fingertips and feel at a loss when our Wi-Fi signal drops out for even a moment. We often don’t realise […]

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A budget is for life, not just for Christmas

Christmas can be a very expensive time of year that can mean many people creating a debt that takes much of the year to pay off. What if there were ways to survive the festive season without breaking the bank? Start early – spread the cost of Christmas over longer to reduce the need to […]

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Co-operative housing in Wales: building homes, creating communities, changing lives

From Tamsin Stirling, Wales Co-operative Centre board member (co-opted) In early October, I was a guest at a co-operative housing workshop facilitated by the Wales Co-operative Centre and the Confederation of Co-operative Housing. The aim of the workshop was to reflect on the progress of the Welsh co-operative housing programme to date and to look […]

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