Aunties and Little Fish

Aunties and Little Fish Each week we (CC-UK) meet online with wonderful people from around the world and we never know what we’re going to talk about.  This is our members only ‘Kitchen Table’ and it really does feel like a virtual version of the sorts of conversations that emerge in that sort of informal setting.Continue reading “Aunties and Little Fish”

Whittington & Fisherwick – Compassionate Community Award

Whittington & Fisherwick – Compassionate Community Award Compassionate Communities UK (CC-UK) presented Whittington and Fisherwick with the award this week to coincide with the first International Compassionate Communities Day. Members of the Whittington and Fisherwick Good Neighbour Scheme have supported vulnerable and disabled residents over the past six years, receiving support from a range of local organisationsContinue reading “Whittington & Fisherwick – Compassionate Community Award”

Brereton & Ravenhill Compassionate Community Award

Brereton & Ravenhill Compassionate Community Award A village community whose volunteers gave up their time to care for sick and dying patients during COVID has received a new national award for their compassion. Residents of Brereton and Ravenhill in South Staffordshire have become the first UK community ever to be awarded ‘Compassionate Community Charter’ status. DuringContinue reading “Brereton & Ravenhill Compassionate Community Award”

The Compassion Project: 12 Books to spark compassion and conversation by Julian Abel

The Compassion Project: 12 Books to spark compassion and conversation by Julian Abel Books and stories have always been a key part of helping us to see inside the minds, lives and hearts of others, and play a huge role in the development of empathy and compassion. To celebrate the launch of The Compassion ProjectContinue reading “The Compassion Project: 12 Books to spark compassion and conversation by Julian Abel”

Tell us your stories… Compassion after Covid by Julian Abel

Tell us your stories… Compassion after Covid by Julian Abel The litany of obscure and difficult events from the last few months has set the world off in a relatively unpredictable direction. Through all of the pain and upset that will surely leave a scar, the main positive take away has been the immediate actionContinue reading “Tell us your stories… Compassion after Covid by Julian Abel”

Developing compassionate streets and neighbourhoods during Covid 19 by Julian Abel

Developing compassionate streets and neighbourhoods during Covid 19 by Julian Abel The challenge for health and social care services during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which physical distancing is a mainstay of the response, is how to maintain vital human social contact without increasing the risk of virus transmission.  Resilience of caring networksContinue reading “Developing compassionate streets and neighbourhoods during Covid 19 by Julian Abel”

Network Mapping and Enhancement by Julian Abel

Network Mapping and Enhancement by Julian Abel Network Enhancement is the primary compassionate community clinical skill Network enhancement is, in my opinion, the most basic and fundamental skill for clinicians who have an interest in compassionate communities. In this blog, I will discuss What supportive networks look like Why they are fundamentally important in healthContinue reading “Network Mapping and Enhancement by Julian Abel”

Why a service directory is a critical component of a compassionate community project by Julian Abel

Why a service directory is a critical component of a compassionate community project by Julian Abel In this blog, we will look at why a service directory is a critical component of a compassionate community project. We will cover What is a service directory How is it kept alive How it can be used inContinue reading “Why a service directory is a critical component of a compassionate community project by Julian Abel”

What are Compassionate Communities by Julian Abel

Naturally occurring supportive networks.  Perhaps the easiest way to conceptualise compassionate communities is to think about them in terms of two major components. The first is the naturally occurring supportive network that surround all of us. If we think about the people who are really close to us, we might count up anywhere between twoContinue reading “What are Compassionate Communities by Julian Abel”