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Scottish Compassionate Communities Network

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief runs the Scottish Compassionate Communities Network.

The network is specifically for people and organisations who want to get involved in practical work to build compassion in their own community, with a particular focus on improving people's experiences of deteriorating health, death, dying and bereavement. The network provides opportunities for people to come together and share learning, experience, ideas and motivation.

It is free to join the network and you can sign up here.

Network launch

It launched on 8 October 2018 at a sold-out event in Edinburgh (pictured) which gave delegates the chance to meet each other, make connections, and to discuss the potential creation of a Scottish Compassionate Communities toolkit. Fiona Garven, Director of the Scottish Community Development Centre, gave a presentation. The event also introduced delegates to some of the thinking behind the idea of Compassionate Communities, as outlined in Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief's report, A Road Less Lonely. You can read the report of the launch meeting here.

Next steps

The project will be moving forward with the appointment of a new Community Development Project Manager, funded by Macmillan, to lead on this work.

You can also join us at the Unleashing Compassion Conference on 2 May to find out more about the toolkit and other initiatives.

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