About us

Somerset Co-operative Services is a Co-operative Development Body: we are members of the national CDB network, and of The Development Co-op.

We are a co-operative of service users - if you are a client of ours, or a co-op based in the South West, you are entitled to join as a full member. Whether you are a member, a client, both or neither, you can give us feedback on our work at any time here.

We are currently reviewing our membership offer, and we'd like to hear the views of co-ops and social enterprises that are members, those that aren't, and enquirers yet to start a co-op. Please give just a few minutes of your time - click here.

We are also a Community Interest Company with co-operative rules. Because we are a CIC, our assets are protected and can only be used to achieve our mission - we don't distribute profits, nor can we be taken over, shut down, or turned into something radically different.

Our members elect a committee at Annual General Meetings and are ultimately responsible for where we go in the future. See who our members are here.

For more information, read our general leaflet or our corporate CV. You can also download the following Annual Reports: 2019, 2018, 20172016, 2015, 2014, 20132012 and 2011.

We also publish regular newsletters:

June 2017

April 2017

May 2016
October 2016

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February 2015

October 2014



March 2014
June 2014
September 2013




June 2013