Community Introduction

This part of our new website will aim to be part of our work connecting individuals with each other as well as connecting and empowering groups (of which there are around 200 in Keynsham). This will hopefully encourage a sense of belonging to combat isolation as well as bringing people together who have shared interests, concerns and enthusiasm. We will post a variety of material of local interest and hope to encourage participation from groups and organisations. We will also look further afield at what is going on elsewhere to see if we can learn from what is working (and avoid what isn’t!). We expect this to be an emergent process that will evolve over time. So please be patient and get involved!

“One of the marvellous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”

― Jean Vanier, Community And Growth