Principles met

  • We will embrace innovation in how we work with local communities to drive positive change.
  • We will capture and ‘expand’ the experience and learning from individual projects and approaches in order to encourage broader application of co-operative principles within individual member Councils and across the Network.
  • In exploring new ways of meeting the priority needs of our communities we will encourage models, such as co-operatives and mutuals, which give greater influence and voice to staff and users. in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
  • As a membership organisation, we will make this statement of our principles operational by: • Co-operation among members: Our members work together to help each other implement our values, sharing experiences and learning. • Openness of membership: Full, Associate and Affiliate Membership is open to any qualifying Council, organisation or individual who shares our values and is committed to putting them into action. • Co-production of the Network’s work: Members help shape the Network’s work programme and the content of events and written products. • Action-focused: The network is a vehicle for helping councils translate co-operative values and principles into policy and practice. •Membership-based: The network is majority funded by modest membership subscriptions from its member Councils, Associates and Affiliates. •Non-party-political: Members share the belief that working co-operatively within and across communities holds the key to tackling today’s challenges.

TechResort working with East Sussex Council

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, TechResort has seen a massive increase in people asking us for digital skills and inclusion help. We provide refurbished devices, skills drop-in sessions, coding clubs and more.

One of our main activities is refurbishing donated devices and passing them on to people who need them most.

We wipe any data, check the device’s work, upgrade the hardware, and install fresh software. Then we put it in a new bag with accessories and instructions on getting started. We’re also a partner in the Good Things Foundation’s National Databank and have distributed 100 SIM cards this year.

People tell us that donated devices make a “life-changing” difference.

For further information contact: