This is our online library with an ever growing selection of resources on a range of topics, as well as draft contracts, policy documents and templates to provide assistance and guidance.

Types of structure

What’s a housing co-op?

What is a worker co-op?

What is a community land trust?

Which legal structure?


Peer review

Levels of agreement

Democratic decision making in co-operatives

Different participation formats

Principles of conflict resolution

Group process and conflict


How to write a business plan

Loan stock

The organisation onion

From our communty

Simply Start-up, Co-operatives UK

Simply Finance, Co-operatives UK

Simply Legal, Co-operatives UK

Simply Legal, Co-operatives UK

Community Shares Handbook

SCS White Papers

A Citizen Finance Partnership for Somerset

Credit Unions and the green economy

Co-operative business incubators

Co-operative development and the client

Somerset Co-operative Services CIC
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Registered office address: 10 East Reach, Taunton TA1 3EW
Office phone: 0300 456 2265