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The enterprises competing for the top honours at the 2021 Social Business Wales Awards have been announced!
“The 2021 Awards will be a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions made by social businesses in Wales, recognising those organisations which have pivoted, grown and thrived in these most challenging conditions.” Derek Walker, CEO, Wales Co-operative CentreBlogNewsPress and opinion
The Next Steps for Platform Co-operatives in Wales
Following the last meeting of the Cross-Party Group for Co-operatives and Mutuals, Policy and Research Officer Daniel Roberts outlines what we learned about the potential for this new type of firm and what we need to do to allow the sector to flourish.BlogCo-operativePolicyPress and opinion
Hack to the Future
Inspiring social entrepreneurship by reimagining the hackathon ideaBlogPress and opinionSocial enterprise
Specialist business advice for social enterprises is essential…we would say that, but it is true.
Dan Roberts, Policy and Research Officer at the Wales Co-operative Centre, explains why.BlogFoundational economyPolicyPress and opinionSocial enterprise
The role of mutual aid groups in a post-Covid economy
Communities have stepped up to provide care throughout the Covid-19 crisis, but how should government respond? Our Policy and Research Officer Dan Roberts explores potential ideas that could support communities in Wales.BlogCovid-19Press and opinion
Welsh Government press notice: Care homes benefiting from digital devices rollout
Care homes across Wales are benefiting from digital devices being delivered to them as part of a Welsh Government scheme with Wales Co-operative CentreDigital inclusionCovid-19NewsPress and opinionSocial care
Communities Creating Homes: the first year
Co-operative Housing Project Co-Manager David Palmer reflects on the progress Communities Creating Homes has made over the last year and outlines the project's next steps...BlogHousingPress and opinion
The Wales Co-operative Centre is leading a new project putting carers in control of improving their own well-being and those they care for through co-operation
‘Connecting Carers’ in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council and its third sector partners, is working with Digital Communities Wales to use technology to connect carers, encourage co-operation and mutual support.Social careBlogPress and opinion