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Scottish Compassionate Communities Toolkit

Getting Started

Perhaps you, your organisation, or a group of which you're part, feel strongly that you want to take action to make your community more compassionate. This section explores some of the theory behind compassionate communities, and how you might go about getting started.

What is a 'compassionate community'?

What do people mean when they talk about 'compassionate communities'? Read more...


What practicalities are involved in creating a compassionate community? What might learned from existing compassionate communities work? Read more...

Compassionate Cities Model

Many people working in this area have been heavily influenced by Allan Kellehear's Compassionate Cities model. Read more...


Would you like to share your own compassionate communities work, or network with others doing similar work in Scotland and beyond? Read more...


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