We know that many of our members, supporters and fellow co-operators face challenging times right now. As part of a global co-operative movement, we also know just how important it is to stick together during these moments, show solidarity and above all work together as a community.

Following yesterday’s government advice, our offices are now closed, however we are fortunate that we can work remotely. This means that although there might be some changes, our support to you should not be majorly affected. If this alters in any way, we’ll keep you updated via this webpage. 

Our work

With the support of funders, we have paused our project work that has been taking place in towns and cities all over the UK and we are focused on re-starting this as soon as it is safe to do so.

As you consider the impact for your own organisation and those you serve, please know that we are committed to being as flexible and responsive as possible in meeting your training and development needs.  As an educational charity, we’re trying to find a way through these unprecedented circumstances and are looking at alternative ways we can work with those in our sector and beyond. For instance, we have a wide range of eLearning packages that are suitable for a whole host of different sectors. Look out for more information and opportunities to work with us in the days and weeks to come too.

Some of the changes we've made

To begin with, we’ve modified our public training and event schedules. We’ve postponed a number of workshops until the summer months and re-evaluated how we deliver several others, such as our upcoming ‘Reclaiming the University for the Public good’ event which is now online only. As ever, the health and wellbeing of our staff and all our supporters is our number one priority.

If you have any questions about the above, then please do get in touch. You'll find contact details for our different areas below.

For Learning and Development enquiries, including training, contact Angela via [email protected]

For Co-operative University enquiries contact Polly via [email protected]

To reach our international projects team contact Sarah via [email protected]

To chat about our work across the UK, contact Gemma via [email protected]

For membership and events contact Steve via [email protected]

If your question relates to finance, contact [email protected]

For general enquiries get in touch via [email protected]

Please take care and support each other.

Dr Cilla Ross

Principal and Chief Executive