Caring Friendship

Caring Friendship is Cruical This is my third post looking at caring relationships. Part One was, Care to Care and Part two, Standard of Care. I aimed to be done in two but the more I thought about things, the more came to mind. Here, I want to think about the place of friendship in … Continue Reading

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Leave a Message

Neighbourly Message If I talk or think about neighbourliness it inevitably makes me think about where I grew up and the small village where my mother still lives. As a youngster it was difficult not to get in to trouble because everyone knew who I was. That is of course, if you go with the … Continue Reading

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How the Neighbourgood Will Work?

So, How Will The Neighbourgood Work? It still is early days and if I’m honest, we still aren’t quite ready to promote The Neighbourgood. You see, I had a change of plan with the site’s design recently and I’m taking a different route with the way the site is built. I won’t bore you with … Continue Reading

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Supporting a Friend

Supporting a Friend in Real Life I just read this and it made me stop and think. If you follow the link, the quote is near the bottom of the page under the sub heading, “Is it important to you to be part of a creative community of people?” Also, my mom passed recently and … Continue Reading

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Standard of Care

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 … Continue Reading

Sharing: Life Blood of the Neighbourgood

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 … Continue Reading

Terms and Conditions

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. … Continue Reading

Full Entitlement to Benefits

Are You Claiming for Everything You Can? One of the things that I have heard recently on the radio and television is that many people do not know what their full entitlement to benefits might be.  This has been the case for as long as I can recall and despite living in the age of … Continue Reading

Care Awards 2012

Great British Care Awards Over the Christmas holidays I had a look around to see if I might come up with some interesting news for the Neighbourgood and I came across the web site for the Great British Care Awards. Perfect fit! I did not know about these awards but guessing there might be something … Continue Reading