This is about regenerating my community. An area whose residents care about each other’s wellbeing will be a stronger, better and happier place to live, raise children, support older folk, attract small skills-based businesses and still continue to welcome visitors even more warmly. A Wellbeing Spa Town!
I witnessed the impact of a so-called Compassionate Community in Frome, Somerset (and seen in the media the same in Fleetwood, Lancs). The results in terms of fewer emergency trips to hospital are outstanding, freeing up vital NHS services for real emergencies. How is it done? By people (in Frome 1000+) having varied experience, skills and current commitments becoming Community Connectors to help resolve everyday concerns of frequently isolated people and relieve the load on stretched “professionals”.
Frome and Fleetwood ventures were both conceived by medical practices, gradually collecting others in support (e.g. Men’s Sheds).
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