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Scottish Compassionate Communities Network

The Scottish Compassionate Communities Network is 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.

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.

Work is now ongoing to develop the network and bring people together in their localities, with support from Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief.

If you would like to be involved in local work, or would like to be involved in the new Scottish Compassionate Communities Network, please complete this online form.

You can read the report of the launch meeting here.

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