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We would like to announce some exciting changes that will be taking place at Care Co-ops from 1st April 2016.

The current name of Care Co-ops has now changed to THE PLATFORM.

Care Co-ops is an organisation that is constantly innovating and developing our social impact. We are changing our name to better represent our values, aims and delivery focus.  It has been recognised that the historic name of Care Co-ops no longer describes the work we do and had become confusing and misguiding. The new name reflects our current delivery as we provide a platform for learning, gaining experience and practical support.

We are also announcing that Charlie Turner will be stepping down from the role of CEO and Julie Rossiter will become CEO from 1st April 2016.  Julie has been working for the organisation for 11 years as CFO and the skills and experience she has built up over these years will enable her to further the financial sustainability and structures to support multiple businesses and innovative projects offering support and learning.

What I want to see is a city where people are lit up and inspired, have control of their lives and where social enterprise is the mainstream. Right now there is little visibility for social enterprise and many people who struggle to get skills and to find work need a platform to enable them to take up opportunities. We hope to address these issues through our delivery and collaborative partnerships. I will focus on developing The Platform so we continue to have real impact on people’s lives, continually evolving to provide solutions to changing needs.”  Julie Rossiter

With regards to communication, you will still be able to contact us at our present e-mail addresses and website but these will change from @careco-ops.org.uk  to @theplatform.org.uk on the 1st April.  Redirections will remain in place for some time to facilitate this change but we would like to ask you to update your contact details to the new addresses at this time.

The website at www.careco-ops.org.uk will change to www.theplatform.org.uk and is undergoing a stepped redesign. We hope you will visit us regularly to share in our new projects and developments.

If you have any specific enquiries regarding any of the above please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are all looking forward to a new period in the organisation and are pleased you will be with us on this journey.

Many thanks for your continued support.

The Team at Care Co-ops [The Platform]

 

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