Compassionate Inverclyde; a social movement.
Some of you may have heard of the work of Alison Bunce, who is leading on the award-winning Compassionate Inverclyde initiative. Described as a ‘social movement’, the community have taken forward projects such as No-One Dies Alone (NODA) and Back Home Boxes for people who live alone, and are being discharged from hospital.
Alison realised the difference it made to someone in her care when staff used their own initiative to make up a box of essentials such as bread, milk and soup to enable the person to feel better about being discharged to an empty house, with no means of getting out to buy essentials. To date, 135 volunteers have given out 1310 Back Home Boxes. This practical help and kindness in a time of crisis has generated some amazing feedback and community engagement.
Alison has offered to talk about the impact of Compassionate Inverclyde following the publication of their evaluation study. We are hosting a Learning Lunch with Alison in Pullar House on February the 7th.
Alison will be in Perth for most of the afternoon and I’m sure would be happy to share some of her experiences.
Please contact HCCTraining@pkc.gov.uk if you would like to learn more.