#givecompassion is the output of a research enquiry exploring how design can support the interactions that underpin the development of Compassionate Communities.
Partners: Sheffcare, Public Health Sheffield
Funded by: Research England
Project lead: Helen Fisher
Early research undertaken as part of a Marie Curie funded programme identified the importance of creating mechanisms to enable individuals to share the impact that others had on their lives. The enquiry highlighted that this was a key factor in building reciprocity between individuals living in that community and a way to strengthen community bonds.
At present #givecompassion cards are being trialed with communities across Yorkshire. These cards provide a way for individuals to express appreciation for the small acts of kindness on which compassionate communities are built.
What a wonderful reminder that even small acts of kindness can have an overwhelming impact on someone.Participant