Last week Co-operative Futures, along with iSE and Smethwick CAN, hosted an open workshop to talk about food within our local communities.
‘Feeding our Community’ was a great evening, with lots of lively discussion about activities that are already happening across West Birmingham and Smethwick, as well as hopes for the future. It was an opportunity for people to meet, share aspirations, and plan how we might work together to realise some of the ideas that were presented on the night.
Co-operative Futures are pleased to welcome Kathy Hopkin to the organisation, and to the USE IT! Programme. USE IT! is an exciting and innovative programme to create a new ‘place-based’ community of social entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals who want effect positive change in their local neighbourhoods. Kathy is joining the programme as Social Enterprise Advisor, and will be responsible for providing support to existing and start-up community businesses in the area, as well as enabling local residents to access work experience placements within existing social enterprises.