In this webinar, Jennifer Wallace from Carnegie UK Trust shares stories of how pairing towns with similar characteristics and challenges can boost community and personal wellbeing.
With Brexit looming and many small towns suffering job losses, high street decline and low community motivation, Carnegie UK Trust stepped in to establish the UK’s first domestic town twinning programme.
Developing relationships with people from towns in other parts of the UK helped residents to share stories of their hometown. This helped residents to:
- Enhance their own sense of their unique place, value and contribution
- See their positives as well as the shared challenges of their town
- Understand themselves better
Read more about the Twin Towns UK project: https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/blog/to-see-ourselves-as-others-see-us-the-benefits-of-towns-twinning-within-the-uk/
Find out more about the Network of Wellbeing's ‘Building Wellbeing Together’ webinar series: https://networkofwellbeing.org/webinars