If you’re a member of The Meteor co-op, you should have received an email about our Annual General Meeting at the end of March. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it – here are the highlights from the event.
The Ways Forward Conference 2022 in Manchester offered workshop discussions, panel sessions and plenaries around the role of co-ops in the current global climate crisis, including local action from energy to development.
More than 150 co-operators are due to gather in Manchester to discuss community-led responses to the global heating crisis
We’re relaunching with a focus on our members and what matters to them.
A National Youth Summit has been called by Co-operatives UK offering young people the chance to explore radical solutions to the big topics of the day – from job security and mental health, to climate action and ethical working.
Business as usual can’t continue says Co-operatives UK CEO Rose Marley. The IPCC climate change report ups the stakes for action to combat this existential threat and co-operatives have a big part to play in leading the way towards sustainable business practice.
Adult social care is broken. After years of marketisation and outsourcing we are left with a service where large market players dominate. Taxpayers’ money, and the savings of older people, are being extracted out of the system for shareholder gain.
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies have published a report on the issues involved.
The report’s author, Tom Lloyd Goodwin, reflects on how ownership models must be shifted to fix that broken system.
The European Super League debacle prompted calls from Manchester United fans to rebalance the ‘current ownership structure in the favour of supporters,’ sparking a debate about fan ownership in football. But what does fan-owned football look like, and what are the benefits? Alex King spoke to FC United Manchester, the fan-owned football club in Moston founded by Manchester United refuseniks, to find out more.
All six English clubs have now withdrawn from the Super League. However, Manchester’s football fans, MPs and local economy experts believe the aborted plan underlines a desperate need to democratise the beautiful game. The Meteor presents their views of the plans.
Locked out of the housing market, locals in Saddleworth set up a not-for-profit company to build beautiful bespoke affordable homes. The project shows the huge potential of community led projects to build better homes and strengthen local communities.