A new Scotland-wide network is being launched for those who would like to help improve their community’s experience of deteriorating health, dying and bereavement.
The Scottish Compassionate Communities Network will connect members with other like-minded people in their area to share ideas and experience. It will also bring people together to create practical support and guidance on how to develop a Compassionate Community – a community that provides good care and support for those facing death and bereavement.
The Network is being set up by Good Life Good Death Good Grief, the alliance of individuals and organisations working to make Scotland more open and supportive around death, dying and bereavement. It is open to anyone who would like to be practically involved in this area, regardless of experience, knowledge or background.
The Network will launch at an event in Edinburgh on 8 October. Fiona Garven, Director of the Scottish Community Development Centre, will give a talk on community development approaches. There will also be group discussions about ways of taking practical action in communities.
To join the network, complete the form here.