Community as a potent cure for illness

 

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Fabulous evidence from the Somerset town of Frome strongly suggesting that ‘social contact should be on prescription’ … hear hear!

This wonderful article, shared by Compassionate Communities Hub, a digital platform set up by the GroundSwell Project who are interested in partnering and supporting efforts to grow the compassionate communities movement in Australia, details provisional data that appears to show  ” when isolated people who have health problems are supported by community groups and volunteers, the number of emergency admissions to hospital falls spectacularly.”

Research shows that strong ties in the community and between generations result in psychological, social and economic benefits. It’s not rocket science, it’s what we intuitively know when we stop being too ‘busy’ to care.   

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/21/town-cure-illness-community-frome-somerset-isolation

 

 

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