There are four elements to the project:
ACT surveys, asking people whether they felt part of a neighbourly community, showed an even split in responses; many mention supporting elderly neighbours with odd jobs or shopping, whilst others talk about people being 'stand-offish' and distant.
We'd like to promote and encourage more of the wonderful neighbourly activity going on in communities, and support those who'd like to do more. Neighbourly actions, big or small, all make a difference.
The Neighbourliness Works project will support any community that wants to look at how to build neighbourliness in their area. For more information, or to discuss your ideas, please contact us.
The Kind Cumbria social media campaign aims to inspire people to be kind to one another and look out for their neighbours. It’s about highlighting all the good things already happening in Cumbria, encouraging others to get involved and think about being more Neighbourly.
On the 13th November it is World Kindness Day, so we’ll be encouraging people to think about random acts of kindness and celebrating this on 13th November with our very special ‘Kind Cumbria Day’
As an organisation think about a random act of kindness you could do for your team members, staff or the public – perhaps visit a care home and take cake, donate some supplies to a school or nursery, do a litter pick in a communal space, volunteer some time, make your team a cup of tea – what can you do to be kind? Let us know what you are planning so we can share it on the 13th, or take a photo and share it yourself using #kindcumbria (so we can see and share it too!)
In the run up to the 13th why not create a “Kindness Wall” in your office or organisation. Encourage visitors, colleagues or the public to write down examples of ways in which they’ve been kind, or how people have been kind to them on a post it note and add it to the wall. Then send us a photo or the comments and we can share on social media to show how kind everyone is in Cumbria.
We are also encouraging the public to think about how they can get involved with our #KindCumbria Day and to come up with their own random acts of kindness. We are inviting them to take a photo and share it online using #kindcumbria (so we can see and share it too!)
All photos shared online using #KindCumbria will be entered into our Photo competition where they could win:
Judging will take place after the 13th November and winners notified. Anyone wanting to enter via email can do so at… firstname.lastname@example.org
We are encouraging other organisations, businesses, charities, community groups and the general public to get involved in the campaign using the hashtag #KindCumbria and sharing what they have been up to in their neighbourhoods and how they have made connections with their neighbours. We would love for anyone to join the campaign by sharing any events, initiatives or activities with us, any photos, case studies or stories of all things neighbourly.
And most importantly - tag us in your posts using: #KINDCUMBRIA OR #KINDCUMBRIADAY
For more information email Lorrainne on LorrainneS@cumbriaaction.org.uk or Lisa on email@example.com
Kind Cumbria Day
Random Acts of Kindness Ideas
On the 13th November it is World Kindness Day, so as part of the #KindCumbria campaign we’ll be encouraging people to think about random acts of kindness and celebrating this on 13th November with our own very special 'Kind Cumbria Day'. Read more to find out how you can get involved.
The census rehearsal is in full swing and residents are being urged to complete their questionnaires online or at a community hub in Carlisle. The rehearsal will enable the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to test some of the systems and processes it has put in place ahead of the digital-first 2021 Census.
Join our dedicated team of community development staff. You will predominately be working with communities in Allerdale and Copeland. Flexible 22 - 28 hours per week – starting salary of £23,836 per annum, pro rata. The office is based in Penrith with options to work from home after probationary period.
The application date to enter has been extended to 5pm on 14th October 2019.
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) is holding a community innovation competition in memory of a past colleague. Geoff Brown worked with ACT for over 25 years, many of those as the Manager of the very successful Fells and Dales LEADER programme. He was also well known for his knowledge about Herdwick Sheep.
A one off celebration of community innovation in memory of our colleague Geoff Brown who was a renowned innovator and worked for, and with ACT for many years. This £100 award will be made to a project in recognition of the work of a team or individual that has in the year 2018/19
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) launched the new Cumbria & Lancaster Community Led Housing Hub at an event in Glenridding Village Hall last week (Thursday 18 July). Speakers included Jo Lavis of the National Community Land Trust Network and Phill Roberts of Keswick Youth Centre Services.
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