Tuesday, 27 November 2012
I have decided to put up a few guidelines for people who may be interested in buying in my support. I have published an interim Code of Conduct while I await the development of an appropriate code for professional co-operative and social enterprise advisors. This is really just crystallising what I already do, but I thought you should know, dear reader! Check it out using the link in the menu bar.
Monday, 26 November 2012
My first paid role as an advisor was working as a Housing Co-operative Development Worker back in 1998. The wheel seems to has turned full circle as I am currently working with a number of Housing Co-operative initiatives. I am working with 2 new Housing Co-ops for Olmec Co-operative CIC who themselves are sub-contracted to deliver the support for the Co-operative Enterprise Hub. One is based on water! I have also just started a piece of work through my co-op Co-operantics with a well established Housing Co-op to review and improve their governance system. As an associate of CAN I am assisting the fledgling Housing Development Co-operative which aims to address some of the systemic barriers to the development of co-operative housing. When you add to that conversations with the Wales Co-operative Centre about support for housing co-ops it seems like Housing Co-ops are flavour of the season.