Compassionate Community Meeting Update

On Saturday 9 November we held a meeting to explore our vision to become a Compassionate Community as part of the Truacanta project.  We were delighted with the turnout of 32 people who attended the meeting and brought great ideas and enthusiasm. Ideas were shared about the need for people to feel comfortable about death, … [Read more…]

Compassionate Communities Public Meeting

Do you want North Berwick to be one of four registered Compassionate Communities in Scotland? Do you want to make the experience of dying and grief and loss and care better for people in our community? Come along to our public meeting on Saturday 9 November and help us shape a vision of how we … [Read more…]

Compassionate Communities October Update

On Thursday 3 October a meeting was held with key organisations in North Berwick who have experience of understanding the needs of people who are dying and people who are grieving.  The meeting was held to establish interest in the concept of a compassionate community. A briefing was given about the national Truacanta Project, a new … [Read more…]

Carers of East Lothian

Do you look after a relative or friend? Carers of East Lothian are here to help. Support and information is provided to people who are caring for a relative or friend. Areas such as benefits, breaks from caring or exploring what support is available in your local community are all covered. Carers of East Lothian … [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…]

Compassionate Communities Update

North Berwick is one of the eleven communities shortlisted from 44 to submit a proposal to become a Compassionate Community. Four communities will be chosen in January 2020 to be part of the two-year project. The four communities will receive community development advice and support from the Truacanta Project for a period of two years. … [Read more…]