Brighton Care Co-ops
Care Co-operatives Community Development Service cic (Care Co-ops) is a community interest company set up to support and empower people to live full and active lives.
Established in 1988 in Brighton and Hove, Care Co-ops focuses on the most disadvantaged in the community, in particular people with learning disabilities and mental health support needs, offering meaningful occupation and choices through a range of information, advice, training and support services.
The organisation’s overall mission is to enhance individual abilities and potential by facilitating personal decision making and building a sense of self-responsibility and empowerment.
Care Co-ops is committed to the empowerment of its service users through engagement in the organisation’s decision making process and the commissioning of services that they use. The organisation strongly promotes anti-discriminatory practice in all aspects of its work.
The organisation operates as a social enterprise and through part of its service provision, also enables people to develop their own social enterprise ideas and aspirations into viable business models for the benefit of the environment, economy and community as a whole.
Care Co-ops currently operates across Brighton and Hove and East Sussex, with the aim of extending its reach to other areas across the South East. In addition, Care Co-ops has strong links with Northern France and is developing relationships with other European countries.
The Brighton Care Co-ops were a partner in the European-funded Out of the Blue-Woad project.
Visit their site to find out more about the Brighton Care Co-ops.