Community Action On the Ground

Since launching last year, each group has moved into a stronger sense of purpose and lots of initiatives have moved from ideas into reality in the communities. I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few in the last couple of months and I thought it might be nice to share some of what’s happening!

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Holly Smith
Compassionate Communities Launch in Warrnambool VIC

The Warrnambool and District Community Hospice is leading a Compassionate Communities (ComCom) initiative as one of our GroundBreaker communities. The hospice is a volunteer run, not for profit service which provides social and palliative support for people who wish to die at home and their support networks.

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Holly Smith
Taking off in 2019!

It is my new years resolution to prioritise more communication about what we’re up to in this project.
I’m afraid I get easily caught up in the ‘doing’ of the work rather than the sharing but I have come to realise that when it comes to furthering Compassionate Communities in Australia, we all need to be sharing.

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Holly Smith
Update on the National Compassionate Communities Forum

It's been a huge couple of months for the NCCF with the initial community forums starting to take place across the country and GroundBreaker community leads coming together for the first time in June. This has been a fantastic process to gain insight and learning as to what makes a community forum a valuable starting point for Compassionate Communities…

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Holly Smith
#ComComUK Scotland!

Greetings again, this time from sunny (rainy) Hackney!
We've had an incredible week, brains exploding with insights and inspiration from the people and organisations we've been lucky to meet over here…

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Holly Smith
#ComComUK - From Birmingham to Leeds

Holly and Kerrie are in the UK meeting the who’s who of the Compassionate Communities movement. Share in their discoveries as they keep us in the loop with where they go, who they meet and what they learn along the way. First leg, Birmingham to Leeds.

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Holly Smith