What difference can co-operatives make to local service delivery?

11th July 2009.

In this Local Work we outline the work that co-operatives, in their many diverse forms, are doing across different sectors of the economy including local shops, transport, health, leisure, care, education and training. In doing so, we highlight the co-operative contribution to important issues such as women in enterprise, local control and ownership, community investment, worklessness and improving local services. Finally, we suggest points for action to further develop the role that co-operatives play.