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CDA advice and training

A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

Specialist Support on co-operative and community benefit society models is available at an hourly (£60) or daily rate (£450) for:

Co-op governance training days for members and directors (new and old) is available at £600 per day for up to 12 participants:

To contact the CDA please call 0117 314 4610 or email hilary [at] cda [dot] coop

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