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Let’s start a Direct Payment Co-operative!

Yesterday we shared a story about an emerging, co-produced, Direct Payment co-operative called ‘Friends United Together’ – if you didn’t see the story, you can read it here.

What is so good about Direct Payment co-operatives I hear you ask? Let’s have a look at Friends United Together…

“By working together as a co-operative and pooling their Direct Payments, Friends United Together can spend more time together, and as members of the co-operative, they have greater voice and control over the type of care and support they purchase. Also, the co-operative will directly employ their Support Workers in future!”

Read the rest at Social Co-operation Forum






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