News, opinion and stories from across the Party and wider co-operative and labour movements. All views expressed here are those of their respective authors, and may not be representative of Party policy.
We do not have to wait for national action: as co-operators, we can start to alleviate child food poverty in our area right now.
Fighting back against privatisation and embracing the new platform co-operative movement, Signalise will unite Deaf people and BSL interpreters to co-run local interpreting services.
We need to make clear that for some, improving education is only one aspect that supports a child’s learning.
The Community Wealth Fund is a major opportunity for local authorities who strive for positive, resident-led change in their communities.
Co-ops have long led the way on Food Justice, and we can only hope that where East of England Co-op have led, the Government will follow.
Loneliness has for too long been a hidden epidemic, silently affecting all ages. Exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis, it can no longer go ignored.
Fishing is at the very heart of coastal economies and their community identity: these same communities deserve a greater share of the wealth, ownership and control of the industry.
Football clubs are community assets, emotionally owned by everyone and financially owned by the few.
We have lived through what may perhaps be the biggest health crisis many of us will see in our lifetime. However despite the challenges, we have renewed our commitment to eliminate hunger in our communities.
We live in the sixth-richest nation in the world. No one, least of all children, should be going hungry. But while the UK is committed to eradicating hunger by 2030, the injustice of food poverty is growing, not abating.
The Covid-19 outbreak has proven an extraordinary test for Parliament, not simply in the way it operates but the challenges which have required its attention.
The news of John Hume's passing on is an incredibly sad day - when one of the giants of Northern Ireland politics has left us.
As is often the case, the simplest idea has had an enormous impact.
As lockdown measures begin to be eased and policy makers look to the future, our newfound spirit of co-operation is put at risk by a return to the status quo.
Whilst the Home Secretary was seemingly quick to blame political correctness on what appears to have happened in Leicester, Government has systematically underfunded key agencies in the fight against modern slavery.
No parent should ever have to bury their child, and the pain that causes will never truly disappear. But with the Children’s Funeral Fund, we’ve taken a vital step to ensure that at the very least, these parents can bury their children with care and dignity.
Fan ownership shouldn’t just be seen as a last-ditch option to save small clubs: the Bundesliga has long shown that you can have world-beating teams that are majority owned by their fans.
Gaming is worth billions to the UK economy, but exploitative work practices mean the rewards are rarely equally shared. Co-operative game development could provide a boost to our economy while giving developers the dignity at work they deserve.
The worst may still be to come with holiday hunger over the summer, a likely recession, and Brexit’s negative impact on food supply. Yet against this backdrop, there were surprising notes of optimism.
The young people we spoke to all agreed on one thing – from buses to broadband, young people in our communities are being left behind.
Recovery is a process and we must influence its design from the start. If we standby, expecting others to make change for us, there will be an attempt to return to where we left off before the pandemic. We must take encouragement from the range of voices demanding change and use of our own voice, as the part of the co-operative movement, to make our own demands for a new democratic economy.
The Party's policy consultation on a Co-operative Plan for Wales 2021 is now live.