Kirklees Council is a member of the Co-operative Council Innovation Network and promotes local wealth building as an essential part of its economic strategy. Both support the development of a co-operative approach to social care provision and recognise the potential benefits for all members of the community involved in delivering and receiving social care.
So we are proud that CCCV has been chosen by the Co-operative Council’s Innovation Network as an exemplar project that shows how local councils and development organisations like Power to Change can work together to promote community based solutions to the current crisis in social care.
Councillor Richard Murgatroyd, Chair of CCCV commented:
‘Our project is very much focussed on developing a community care service for the people of the Colne Valley. It will be good for people and families receiving care and staff members. But our vision is much wider. We are already working with people in other places, both in Kirklees and across the UK, who are very interested in developing community care co-ops in their own areas. So it’s great that this report has cited CCCV as a good example of partnership working.’
Read CCCV’s case study here.