Thanks to all Community Befrienders

Our Co-Chairs, Lorna Sinclair and Hilary Smith want to send a big thank you to all our community Befrienders for all your support, before, during and ongoing in these unsettling times.  Your work is very much appreciated. The community befriending project is part of North Berwick Coastal Community Connections.  From their web presence: “working to … [Read more…]

From Isolation to Reconnection

from Carol Stobie, Project Officer for North Berwick Coastal Community Connections Ever feel isolated, solitary or lonely? What do those words mean to you? I’ve been galvanized by an article called The Politics of Loneliness (Barbara Taylor, Guardian 27 Jun). As she says, “In recent years, loneliness has been much in the news. Prior to … [Read more…]

Recruiting: Can you help us transform isolation into connection?

If you have spark, energy and the desire to create local reconnection and engagement, you could be the key to our future development. NBC Community Connections is a voluntary project tackling social isolation in the North Berwick Coastal area. It evolved through the NBC Health & Wellbeing Association, which is a subgroup of the Area … [Read more…]

Dirleton Community Day, hosted by Dirleton Good Neighbours

Tillie, one of North Berwick Coastal Health and Wellbeing Association (NBCHWA) Co-chairs and Carol, our Community Connector spent a busy four hours explaining the work of NBCHWA and the Community Connections Project at the Dirleton Community Day, held on 31 August. There was a lot of interest. A huge thanks to the Dirleton group: this … [Read more…]

Community Connections – unleashing the kindness and compassion around North Berwick

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. -The Dalai Lama North Berwick Coastal Community Connections started in April. It’s about drawing on our natural kindness and compassion. We aim to tackle isolation, help people connect to local activities, recruit volunteer helpers, bring about gatherings, try to meet the needs we can. It’s an … [Read more…]

Introducing Carol Stobie – Project Officer for North Berwick Coastal Community Connections

Hello, everyone – I’m delighted to have started working as the Project Officer for this organisation’s new project: North Berwick Coastal Community Connections. I’ll be working on a part-time basis, taking referrals from GPs and others as part of this new ‘Social Prescribing’ project. Social prescribing, according to NHS Scotland, “is commonly used in primary … [Read more…]