As part of the Welsh Government’s Delivering Transformation Grant 2019-20, ADSS Cymru have completed a project on Mapping Cooperative Provision. The Report including an Executive Summary and a detailed appendix have today [27 August 2020] been published and are available here to download by clicking on the adjacent link. Please note the Welsh translation of the Executive Summary will follow shortly.

This report focusses on the provision of co-operative working in relation to adult domiciliary care. The term co-operative has been viewed in its broadest sense and the report looks in more detail at the requirements set out in Section 16 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) 2014. This section of the Act is particularly relevant for local authorities who have a statutory responsibility to promote care and support services, including services for carers, and preventative services, which are provided by social enterprises, co-operatives, user-led organisations and third sector organisations.

This study includes:

  • A literature review examining the principles outlined in Section 16 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the provision of models of domiciliary care in Wales that work within a Section 16 approach.
  • The work of two pioneer authorities, Pembrokeshire and Flintshire, on their provision of domiciliary care in line with a Section 16 approach
  • The key factors that assist Local Authorities in the promotion of this approach for domiciliary care.
  • An outline of a potential future model of domiciliary care provision to add to the range of options open to local authorities.
  • The role of regional commissioning leads in developing strategies to encourage more opportunities for organisations demonstrating Section 16 principles in delivering care services.


In producing this report, we have worked in partnership with the Wales Cooperative Centre (WCC) and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) so that the priorities for the three 2019/2020 grant streams are aligned in relation to promoting Section 16 organisations providing care and support.

For further information, please contact ADSS Cymru Business Unit on 01443 742641.

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  • Author: ADSS Cymru
  • Date: 27/08/2020