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How compassion and kindness can change a community

A volunteer-run social initiative is helping local people to support those in crisis

A volunteer-run social initiative is helping a community support each other when crisis hits or end of life nears

An inspirational nurse-led social movement is empowering people in a Scottish community to support each other at times of crisis, end of life and when they are bereaved.

Compassionate Inverclyde is helping individuals and their families in times of crisis, through a range of practical projects delivered by more than 100 volunteers – from primary school pupils to older people.

Alison Bunce, a finalist in the Community category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018, was director of care at Ardgowan Hospice when she had the initial idea for the project after hearing Professor Allan Kellehear talk about his work taking a public health approach to palliative care.

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