The care sector is the perfect sector for co-operatives. Co-operatives are people coming together to address the needs of their communities. There is no greater need, or responsibility, for a community than to care for their loved ones. A co-operative provides a system to help people work together and allow everyone in the community to have a voice.
Co-operative are defined as
A cooperative 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.
This definition is basically saying that a business, i.e., a co-operative, can be more than an organization that creates shareholder wealth. A business, a co-operative, can create wealth, help address social issues and bring cultures together by incorporating democracy into a business.