A diVision of PET since August 2018, the Caring Community Circle has been around the Findhorn Ecovillage for quite some time.
Caring defines our Community and there has always been a caring community circle in one form or other. First in the Foundation and from 2009 as a volunteer group of the New Findhorn Association. Thus, through a liaison councillor, the NFA has always been part of our work as well as any exploration, planning and decision-making process.
The community is a better place for having embraced the provision of care for the times when people are in need, including the final stages of life. We have the privilege of sharing with each other times when the raw experience of life makes the veils between the worlds thin and we can apply the spiritual principles of this place in an immediate and tremendously rewarding way.
Cornelia Featherstone CCC-director
To co-create an exemplary caring community culture from cradle to grave.
To hold awareness of the needs of people of all ages in the Community
and link volunteers and other resources to those in need.
To create a sustainable and resilient CCC
including finance, legal structure and governance.
To facilitate learning for individuals and the collective in matters of:
Well-being and self-care
Ageing in place
End-of-life planning, &c.
Caring Community Culture
To develop and support social capacities (eg. awareness, conventions, behaviour &c.) and
infrastructure (eg. communication, networking, ‘joined-up’ policies &c.).
Care in Community
To develop and support physical infrastructure (eg. accommodation &c.) and
organisational infrastructure (eg. staffing, both paid and volunteer &c.).
Caring Community Working Group
Cornelia Featherstone – PET CCWG director
Sylvia Robertson – Treasurer
Lorraine Rytz – NFA liaison