Just 3 months to go until the best party of the year 🎈🍰 🎈🍰 and it's not too late to start planning.
Last year, we got together to reject divisive politics and celebrate all that unites us as neighbours, friends and family. Let's bring our communities together again in 2018. https://www.greatgettogether.org/
We're inspired to see Sadiq Khan promoting the true value of building stronger, more united communities - even more exciting to see his new social integration strategy highlights 'celebrating what we have in common' as a key policy area! We know amazing things happen when we get together to celebrate that we have #moreincommon
Social integration goes to the heart of who we are & what kind of city we want London to be. Excited to launch our new social integration strategy today - to help ensure all Londoners can participate fully in the life of the best city in the world: https://t.co/XQg7w5FFai
Kindness, community and respect. Those are the values Jo Cox lived by. Will you join us in celebrating those values and all we have in common at this year's Great Get Together? Just 100 days to go! www.greatgettogether.org #moreincommon
Kindness, community and respect. Those are the values Jo Cox lived by. Will you join us in celebrating those values and all we have in common at this year's Great Get Together? Just 100 days to go! www.greatgettogether.org
Are you organising a Great Get Together? Make sure you add it to our new interactive map. 🔎 🗺️ 🎈
Did you catch Kim on Radio 5 Live Drive yesterday? She was featured as one of their guest reporters and led an investigation into what we see as 'British Values'.
You can listen to the full programme, which features some very wise primary school children, here > http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/4Y7JNXL…/are-british-values-important
BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind has launched 'The Loneliness Experiment' - the world's largest ever survey on loneliness.
Host Claudia Hammond talks to the experts about the truth about claims it is worse than smoking and why it isn't always a bad thing.
Over 450 people have joined our Great Get Together group already! Here's what we've learned so far.
🎈 Don't leave it too late to organise
🎈 Keep it simple, all you need is people, food and music
🎈 Have a specific time so people don't miss each other ...
🎈Local musicians (and ice cream sellers!) are nearly always overjoyed to be asked to help out!
For more great advice join in the conversation here > https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatgettogether
We've just started a new Facebook group for people organising and attending this year's Great Get Togethers.
If you'd like to share your experiences, get support, free resources and tips, or even make a few new friends, join us here. 👇
There is no one-size fits all. There is no quick fix. The new Minister for Loneliness talks about the "phenomenal challenge" we face in bringing our communities closer.
"Loneliness is a battle some parents might fight, but not one they have to fight alone." - A poll by Action for Children found over half of parents were lonely. What do you think can be done to make parenthood easier?
Here are some sources of support from FQ Magazine - The Essential Dads Magazine
Jo believed we are better when we get together, and the smiles, friendships and community spirit we've seen over the past year have convinced us.
Whether it's 2 or 2000, it's the little acts of friendship that make a big difference.
Who has helped you feel more connected this week? Tell us in the comments below 👇