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The Care & Wellbeing Co-op
 
In 2012, the community-based support enterprise GrowBiz was invited by Perth and Kinross Council to submit a proposal to support innovative, local and individual services to people with support needs in rural areas.  This was in direct response to the Scottish Government’s bill advocating self directed support.
 
An initial awareness-raising session was held in Aberfeldy in June 2013.  A core group then began to meet regularly as a GrowBiz peer support group for members offering creative out-of-the-box care services.
 
Throughout 2014, the word spread. New people offering relevant services in the wider Growbiz network became involved, evolving as a group of professionals who wished to develop as a co-operative.
 
Since then it met monthly, taking inspiration from organizations with aims similar to our own such as Community Catalysts. At the same time building trust, supporting one another, sharing training and developing our ideas.
 
It formally registered as The Perthshire Care & Wellbeing Co-operative, now known as The Care & Wellbeing Co-op, in March 2015 – with the intention of finding new ways of providing care and wellbeing services in rural areas of East and Highland Perthshire.
 
The Care & Wellbeing Co-op is about finding new and innovative ways of providing care and support in our rural community. It wants to be able to help find the best care and support solutions by working with people needing care, their families and representatives. It works with its members throughout the community to support them and help them develop their services, bound by a common set of standards and values. The Care & Wellbeing Co-op is all about working together to provide friendly, local and individualised services designed to improve the quality of life.
 
For further information, contact:
The Care & Wellbeing Co-op
Tel: 07548 257436
 

 


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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210