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New Social Cooperatives

Community Based Elder Care Workshop
Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries,

University of South Wales, Adam Street, Cardiff CF24 2FN


1 July 2013


9.00am Registration - Atrium foyer


9.30 - 11.00am   Workshop Chair: Professor Marcus Longley, WIHSC


Welcome: Mike Hedges AM Chair, National Assembly for Wales Cross Party Group Older People and Ageing
Session 1: Domiciliary care services and Social Care Co-operatives

 Nick Andrews, Swansea University will help set the scene with a presentation on ‘Domiciliary care services in Wales – findings and recommendations from associated research and practice in Wales over recent years’. Includes 10 minutes group work.

Mick Taylor, Mutual Advantage, ‘Potential Social Care Co-operatives for Wales’.

Mick advises the Newport Social Care Coop, supported by the Co-operative Groups Co-op Enterprise Hub scheme. Includes 10 minutes group work.

David Smith, ‘Newport Social Care Co-operative: Taking the plunge’.

Marcus Longley, Issues and questions arising from group work.


Interval: Refreshments / Networking


Session 2: International Developments - Developing a Co-operative elder care programme, franchising schemes and other support systems

John Restakis, International Co-operative Care Consultant

Developing a Co-operative elder care programme.
Panel session:
John Restakis, international Co-operative Care consultant; Phil Evans, President, Cymru/Wales Association of Directors of Social Services; Daisy Cole, Director of Wellbeing and Empowerment Office of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and Mick Taylor, Mutual Advantage.

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