(Compassionate Community Lead)
One of the things I love most about my job is engaging with people across our community. We know there are many people who are isolated and lonely through either advanced ill health, having the burden of care without support or through bereavement. Compassionate Communities is about bringing people together at neighbourhood level to uncover and build on the great stuff that is already happening to connect and support each other at difficult times. We all want as good a life as possible, and the joy in my job is when I can see the potential for connection, support and kindness from people helping each other out in our community.