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We call the places where people can meet up easily and naturally, 'bumping places'. Examples of bumping spaces include cafes, clustered outdoor seating areas, free community events, museum, and art gallery areas, etc. The trick is knowing where to find them as every community is different. Start at your local...
We live in a society where many people have highly valued privacy and individual responsibility and freedom, to the extent that it has almost created a ‘hands off, don’t interfere’ attitude. It’s something that research, and to some extent COVID-19, has shown us doesn’t always work in our favour. We...
Some communities wont know about this type of service as they are scattered around the country and not necessarily available in all areas. Community houses (sometimes known as ‘one stop shops’) are usually large buildings tenanted by various social service and other related agencies. For example, you may find a...
If you support businesses in your local area: and if the business is locally owned, then you are supporting another community member, who, in turn, puts money back into the local economy; you’re helping to provide employment opportunities so that people don’t need to move away to find work; you’re...
What community means is a big subject. For some it means very little and for others it’s a daily lived experience. The video from American David Brooks is a useful conversation starter. While it looks at the impact of the nuclear family on the United States today, some parallels may...