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Alex Bird is an experienced co-operative searcher and activist. Follow him @coopalex3

Welsh Food Alliance 2009

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

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Autumn Gathering in Cardiff

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

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Co-operative Thinking – Collective Learning

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Co-operatives Fortnight

  Co‑operatives Fortnight is here!

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Save the Date

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

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In wolves’ clothing? Fake Non-Profits

David Smith recommends a blog post by Ed Mayo. https://edmayo.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/fake-non-profits-2/  

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Robert Owen: socialist

‘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

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Report: Adult Learning in the Community for the Community

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

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Change

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)

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The Wisdom of Citizen Clem

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

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Adult Learning in the Community for the Community

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.

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Robin Murray, posthumous award

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

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A new event facilitated by CMW

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

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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

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Are you treated with dignity? A post on Ed Mayo’s blog

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

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Coop Education Report Published

The report into last April’s Cooperative Education Community of Enquiry is now available to download. Cooperative Education: Cooperative Wales

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Researchers from the Japanese Consumer Co-operative Institute visit 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

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Japan Study Tour Update

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

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Reimagine the Economy

Co-operatives UK reports on the Co-operative Economy 2017

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Co-working for Creatives

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

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