CASE is committed to changing the way people work through co-operative ways of working, employee and community ownership.
We are an employee owned social enterprise and co-operative, established in 1982, that aims to be the trusted go-to organisation for Co-operatives, social enterprises and community businesses in the East Midlands. We support co-operatives and social enterprises to develop and grow as well as promoting co-operative ways of working.
All co-operatives operate on the following seven principles:
- Voluntary and open membership
- Democratic member control
- Member’s Economic Participation
- Autonomy and independence
- Education, training and information
- Cooperation among Co-operatives
- Concern for our community
CASE is based on the values of:
and we believe in the ethics of:
- Social responsibility
- Caring for others
CASE is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
What we do
Grow the impact of the co-operative and social enterprise economy in the East Midlands by delivering business support and developing and offering products and services that meet current and emerging business needs
We are well known and trusted, have decades of experience and we establish ethical and co-operative ways of working
CASE is working with Community to help people in all sectors, including those that work in a co-op, for a charity or are self-employed. See the video below and contact us to find out more.
“As I work in a workers’ co-op I didn’t think membership of a trade union was relevant to me, but we need to work together to get people to listen to our concerns about the Care industry. It isn’t working – not for people employed to do the job, not for the clients and not for the tax payer. What’s more, the monthly subscription is really affordable, even on care assistant’s wages and the benefits package I get back covers the cost.” – Lorraine, Shepshed Carers.