- Newtown school children from Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd who recently interviewed Mark Drakeford about Robert Owen
- Was Robert Owen a Radical Visionary or just a very canny businessman? Owen’s 250th Legacy Celebration. What lessons can we learn for the 21st Century?
- Robert Owen’s 250th Anniversary raised in the Senedd today
- This is the most important clip you’ll ever see!
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With the current covid-19 lockdown, food access for older people is a key issue in this current pandemic. We are pleased to make available a 2009 Welsh Food Alliance report of a UK Older People’s Food Summit on growing malnutrition in an ageing society, … Continue reading
Adult and Community Learning and Wellbeing Across Wales (23.10.18) Cardiff Last month there was a gathering of co-operative, educational and social enterprises in Cardiff sharing ideas for broadening adult education and learning with impacts designed to benefit the wider community. … Continue reading
Co‑operatives Fortnight is here!
We are planning our next all-day event for Saturday September 8th at the Tabernacle Church on the Hayes, Cardiff. Details of this exiting event will be published in the coming weeks Watch this space
David Smith recommends a blog post by Ed Mayo. https://edmayo.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/fake-non-profits-2/
‘BBC Radio 4 British Socialism: The Grand Tour – Series 1: From Robert Owen to Keir Hardie Episodes 15 minutes.‘Anne McElvoy traces the emergence of British socialism through the 19th century, from Robert Owen’s visionary schemes for a society based on villages sharing goods … Continue reading
A link to the third C&MW event, held last November can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43ch4a0ono551bc/CMW%20Co-operative%20conference%2018%3A11%3A17%20report%20%20.pdf?dl=0
David Smith remembers a speech by Barack Obama: “Change will not come about if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”. (Chicago 2008)
The Wisdom of Citizen Clem – individually & collectively we can make a change #coops #cooperation #together by socialcoopforumwales Chilling out in a sunny climate after organising three events over the past twelve months developing the future of Co-operative Education in … Continue reading
I Pictures by Chris Hall of the recent C&MW/ALW event held at Cartrefi Cymru Coop. Speakers shown include Tom O’Kane, Toni Schiavone and Dafydd Rhys. A report on the day will be published.
The 2017 Albert Medal is awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for pioneering work in social innovation. Robin Murray was a visionary social and economic thinker, whose life’s work was guided by a profound commitment to mutuality and cooperation. David Smith comments: A very … Continue reading
Adult Learning in the Community for the Community Saturday 18th November @ Cartrefi Cymru Co-operative This is the third event facilitated by Co-ops and Mutuals Wales aimed at highlighting the crucial role of Co-operative Education in building a Co-operative Wales. Our … Continue reading
From Chris Hall: North & Mid Wales Co-operative Party Education Policy Submission: A Co-operative Education Policy for Wales
Is there a need for Co-operative Education in Wales? What would an ‘excellent‘ Co-operative Education system in Wales look like? How can Co-operative Education in schools engage communities and embrace adult learning? Can curriculum development and teacher training be given … Continue reading
Ed Mayo talks about businesses trying to bring dignity into their care services. Are you treated with dignity? New options in health and social care [Cartrefi Cymru Co-operative is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder co-operative that supports people with learning disabilities in Wales, … Continue reading
The report into last April’s Cooperative Education Community of Enquiry is now available to download. Cooperative Education: Cooperative Wales
Researchers from the Japanese Consumer Co-operative Institute with Jeremy Miles AM chair of the Senedd Labour – Co-op Party Group today to discuss the hospitable policy environment in Wales. Yukiko Yamasaki and Koichi Sato, researchers from the Japanese Consumer Co-operative … Continue reading
Japan Study Tour Update International Day of Co-operatives Celebration Cartrefi Cymru Co-operative 5 Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff Friday 30 June, 1.00pm International Co-operators Day highlights we are part of a global movement that seeks to change people’s lives. Each … Continue reading
Co-operatives UK reports on the Co-operative Economy 2017
Event organised by BECTU/CULT CYMRU and Wales Co-op Centre for self employed creatives interested in co-operative working. Wednesday June 21st, Theatr Soar, Pontmorlais West, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47, Wales To book, go to:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyd-weithio-i-bobl-greadigol-co-working-for-creatives-registration-34236119154