Just a reminder that this week is Social Inclusion Week – see www.socialinclusionweek.com.au One of the ways that social inclusion can be fostered in your community is through Street Parties or similar (see the web site).
We have a few elderly residents in our street who live alone (one has just had a hip replacement, and another is undergoing cancer treatment). I am so glad we took the time to get to know our neighbours, as now it makes it easy to offer help – our 8 year old daughter makes it her responsibility to take in mail and have a chat.
Inclusive neighbourhoods also help provide a barrier against violence and loneliness. So important.
Posted anonymously, 25th November 2015