Posts about Community

Happy Birthday NHS: what are you wishing for?

The NHS is 70 today and we have the privilege of submitting a blog from a close colleague we work with at the ABM University Health Board, Professor Hamish Laing, who has been working in the NHS for half its lifetime, 35 years! Writing in a personal capacity, Hamish tries to put himself in the mighty shoes of […]

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SAFER INTERNET DAY 2018- Create, Connect and Share Respect

Written by Shannon Williams, Marketing Intern at the Wales Co-operative Centre and student at University of South Wales Safer Internet Day aims to create a safer internet and a better internet where everyone can be safe and empowered online. Safer Internet Day is about teaching everyone to use technology responsibly, respectfully and critically. A better […]

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Recruiting tech talent to upskill young people in Wales

The Wales Co-operative Centre has been at the forefront of digital inclusion in Wales since 2006. We deliver digital inclusion through our current Welsh Government funded Digital Communities Wales programme and the Nominet Trust funded My Digital Life project. “My Digital Life” is a nine-month pilot programme run by the Wales Co-operative Centre, working in partnership […]

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Goodbye 2017, hello 2018

2017 was a busy, productive year at the Wales Co-operative Centre. We took the opportunity to review our strategy in light of Brexit and other changes to the policy and funding environment in which we work. As a result our purpose is now broader. We retain our leading position as Wales’s social business development agency […]

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Newport venue brings talk of community shares into ‘the public space’

A week before our special Twitter takeover for the Community Shares Wales project, we’re sharing a guest blog post from Gary Inight of Le Public Space – a live music and arts venue in the centre of Newport, which has recently opened with support of the project and a community share issue. If you live […]

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Digital Inclusion…… We’re not there yet!

From Andrew Jacobs, Head of Financial and Digital Inclusion, Welsh Government For the vast majority of us, we can’t imagine a life without the internet. For work, learning or recreation we increasingly rely (possibly too much sometimes) on digital technologies. Yet, too many are still missing out on the benefits of the internet, with around […]

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Businesses targeted by digital skills event

There is a digital skills shortage in Wales which ranges from people who don’t have basic digital skills, to skills required for employment and then advanced digital skills.  We base our figures on the National Survey for Wales from Welsh Government which shows that back in 2014/15 there were over 450,000 people not on the […]

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Sanctuary award for Digital Communities Wales

Digital Communities Wales (DCW) has received an award from Swansea City of Sanctuary for its work developing a toolkit to support the digital needs of people seeking sanctuary.  DCW also delivered training to senior mentors, covering basic digital skills and specific apps and tools that could help newly arrived people. These mentors volunteer on the […]

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Rhian charts financial inclusion progress as Champions project ends

Rhian Hughes reflects on the development of financial inclusion services during her 16 years at the Wales Co-operative Centre This month sees the end of the Financial Inclusion Champions project in Wales and, as the North Wales Financial Inclusion Champion, I will be saying farewell to the Wales Co-operative Centre after 16 years. I started […]

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New-look website to help people with money advice

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today, we’re […]

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