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Can home care co-ops fix the care sector?

To give co-ops more impact, the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) launched the Homecare Cooperative Initiative in 2014. The move aimed to plug co-ops into a more formalised network and connect them to experts. CDF also funded a feasibility study conducted by the ICA Group, which explored on the need to create a secondary homecare co-operative.

The results were positive and the ICA Group is currently working on setting up Elevate Cooperative – a secondary co-op to drive growth of homecare co-ops and strengthen individual co-ops as well as the sector. Elevate Cooperative would provide services such as training, marketing and sales business development, back office support, advocacy and group purchasing.

Read the rest at Co-operative News

[Editor's note: we recently posted a webinar from NCBA CLUSA entitled "Bringing Dignity to Caregiving -- The Cooperative Approach to the Home Care Crisis" along with a full transcript. You can find both at this link.]


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