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Standard Care or Standard of Care?

This item is a follow-on to the previous Neighbourgood Post.  I tried to make the point that providing care and support is a complex matter and subject to a wide range of influencing factors that complicate, define or explain the caring relationship.  It’s true that people provide and need care for many different reasons and it probably is the case that the standard of care will be determined in some way by many factors.  Here, I’m following on from that to consider whether there is a single, sufficient way to define a standard care that will deliver a satisfactory standard of care.  Oh and by the way, I just noticed this post in my list of drafts.  I thought that I had posted it so, part three is here! Do You Care? Read on

Sharing Keeps Things Going

Sharing knowledge, experience, skill and other resources is the lifeblood of any neighbourhood and no less here.  Sharing will benefit the giver and the recipient and can lead to a sense of belonging and increased security.  Knowing there are people who might help even when you don’t need it, generates confidence and we can kick the process of by being generous to others.  Small things might be enough, like watering the plants and watching out when a person is away, or taking in a parcel when no one is home or perhaps getting the washing in. Do You Care? Read on

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Just Exactly What is Care?

When we think about caring, all manner of ideas come to mind. It is an activity that is as varied as the range of difficulties people can face and the situations they find themselves in. You could say that care is provided by a GP, a person’s partner and by an air steward but each of those is so very different. If you then think about the contrast between paid care and care provide on the basis of personal relationship, everything becomes more complex. Do You Care? Read on

Why Terms and Conditions?

Short answer: because I can! A Terms and Conditions page has been added because I guess any neighbourhood needs some rules or standards to help things go smoothly and to help us get along. I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing here of course, so this is my first shot. As the site grows and especially if The Neighbourgood introduces a small annual fee for listings I guess that these T&Cs will become more important.
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You Don’t Have to Own a Group to List a Group

It struck me that  I ought to say that.  If you work for, manage, own or have anything to do with with a caring or helping organisation, go ahead and add a listing.  If you know of a group that should be here and  you have absolutely nothing to do with them, go ahead and add it anyway!  Think of the Neighbourgood as a kind of phone book, or web directory or list of contacts.  It’s fine to think of it like that because that’s precisely what it is. Do You Care? Read on