Strategies for growth and replication
CHC aims to grow organically over time, focusing on building an empowering and autonomous employee-owned co-operative which delivers high quality care at an affordable price. They are taking a conservative approach using annual profits to fund future expansion, as opposed to debt. This keeps growth manageable.
As CHC grows and matures, it may look to amend its existing structure to ensure it continues to meet the needs of worker-members. For example, CHC may investigate moving to an enterprise
co-operative model where each CareCrew becomes its own co-operative. A central organising business would provide shared support services to all co-operatives, leaving each CareCrew to self-manage to meet particular worker-members’ needs and remain part of the local community. This may assist in increasing operating efficiencies and competitiveness against large for-profit and not-for-profit players.