Co-operation works! SWCS is a co-operative whose members are the specialist co-operative development organisations in the South West region.

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.

‘The surprising truth about what motivates us’ by Dan Pink - “.. delving into the widely-neglected social science literature on human motivation, finding that a sense of purpose and autonomy are key to satisfying and engaging work. It calls for the creation of spaces in which to pursue intrinsic goals.”


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‘To build a more sustainable, equitable & democratic world,
we need an empowered, connected & durable movement of citizens’

South West Co-operative Support Limited
Registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefits Society Act 2014
Registered number: 30672R
Registered Address: The Coach House, 2 Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QN
VAT registration number: GB 976 6695 43
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