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September 2019

Co-op Connections – Glasgow

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Greencity Wholefoods 23 Fleming Street Glasgow G31 1PQ United Kingdom

Whether you're a small co-op or society, a mutual or a high-ethics company keen to get the best out of everyone at work, you're invited to take part in our popular Co-op Connections events around the country. At the Co-op Connections event in Glasgow on Tuesday 24 September, we combine ‘collaborative coaching' with an evening of networking at one of Scotland's most successful worker co-operatives, Greencity. Benefit from effective peer-to-peer training with organisations that are willing you to succeed. Best of all, it’s FREE! With thanks to our hosts at Greencity, attendees also include small co-op worker-owners, directors, company secretaries and…

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Co-op Connections – Edinburgh

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Edinburgh

Join us for a social evening of structured networking as we look to build stronger relationships between co-operatives large and small from across Edinburgh.  There will be an opportunity to discuss the work of your co-operative, share ideas and meet members of other local co-ops. Contact gareth.wright@uk.coop if you would like to present on the work of your co-operative or have any questions.

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Welfare Rights Conference 2019

September 27
Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG

Social security in Brexit Britain: navigating a changing landscape This year’s conference focuses on the impact of Brexit and continuing uncertainty on EU citizens to help advisers navigate this difficult territory. It also highlights effective ways to challenge decisions, including through judicial review. As always, there will be updates on the latest developments - including the treatment of mixed-age couples and the latest position on the migration of people onto universal credit - as well as an opportunity to hear…

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October 2019

AGM and Community Land Trust Awards 2019

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Studio 7 Cannon St, Birmingham, B2 5EP

Another year, another celebration of the community land trust movement! Come along to our annual gathering to get an update on the movement, take part in workshops where you can learn new skills, meet great people and celebrate everything the movement has accomplished over the last 12 months.  With breakout workshops covering subjects chosen by National CLT Network members (programme coming soon), and our annual CLT awards to top it off, this is an event not to be missed.  The…

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Structurally unsound: Tackling embedded social inequality in the UK

October 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Resolution Foundation, 2 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AA

While modern Britain is a more inclusive and open society than once it was, a myriad of structural inequalities persist. These inequalities – covering race, gender, class, sexuality and health – are not always obvious, but they are embedded in our society and in our institutions in a way that fundamentally tilts the balance against too many. Tackling inequality in the UK requires a clear understanding of these structural barriers, and an appreciation of the lived experience of inequality for…

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Co-op Connections – London

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
London

Join us for a social evening of informal networking as we look to build stronger relationships between co-operatives large and small from across London. There will be an opportunity to discuss the work of your co-operative, share ideas and meet members of other local co-ops. Contact gareth.wright@uk.coop if you would like to present on the work of your co-operative or have any questions.

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Inclusive economy, community business?

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Florence Institute, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool, L8 4R

Why do community businesses thrive in some deprived areas and not others? Join the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and the Power to Change Research Institute as we launch our new report –Building an inclusive economy through community business. The report explores the role of social capital and agency in the formation of community businesses in deprived communities. Using case studies from three areas of the UK, our research seeks to determine how community businesses can support the development of a more inclusive…

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The London Child Poverty Summit 2019

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Regent Hall 275 Oxford Street London W1C 2DJ

The Childhood Trust and the London Child Poverty Alliance invite you to attend the 2nd London Child Poverty Summit. Please join us for an impactful one-day  summit, bringing together those who work with and care about London's disadvantaged children and young people. The summit being held during London's Challenge Poverty week will feature: Keynote speeches by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield OBE and Debbie Weekes-Bernard, the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement. Presentations and…

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Co-op Connections – Radcliffe Gtr Manchester

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Radcliffe Market Radcliffe Market 11 Blackburn St Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1PN United Kingdom

Join co-ops and societies from across Greater Manchester for an inspiring and informal approach to learning and networking. Following the success of the last Co-op Connections event in Manchester come and be the fresh eyes once more to help colleagues and members break through challenges using the 'Action Learning Sets' format of collaborative coaching at this free event in October. A simple and highly effective framework for networking, we ask attendees to come prepared with a challenge or an issue…

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Community Ownership: How to Get Started

October 26
Newcastle

From pubs and farms to launderettes and lidos, communities are creating democratically controlled, viable, and sustainable businesses. According to Power To Change, there are 7,800 community enterprises in England alone, and the Community Shares Unit reports over 500 businesses established using community shares in the last 10 years. As public funding recedes and the charity sector shrinks, community enterprises provide a creative way to address local needs, with democratic control by the community at the heart of what they do.…

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