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Gloucester Community Networking

Better Together

Welcome to the Gloucester Community Networking website!


What is GCN?

Gloucester Community Networking (GCN), is a small ‘Not for Profit Organisation’, that facilitates the networking between individuals and organisations for the betterment of all!

Our Aims:

To 'strengthen' and 'build NETWORKS' between people in NEED and potential RESOURCES to meet those needs within the diverse communities in Gloucestershire.

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Examples of how GCN can help:

Need: There has been an increased 'need' of people with Mental Ill Health due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meeting this Need: GCN has built 'networks' of 'resources' by providing FREE First Aid 4 Mental Health training in our communities.

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GCN's The Networker - Nov 22Nov 22 Edition of GCN's "The Networker", Churdown Magazine »

Armed Forces Communities - Have Your Say

Survey is now Closed - Results will be published in 2023.

The Working Party for Gloucestershire's Forces Hub, together with the County's Armed Forces Covenant Partnership, the Gloucestershire County Council have published a county-wide survey for Armed Forces Communities.

There will be a meeting on 30th November to discuss the main elements needed to support the Armed Forces in Gloucestershire. This survey had a new deadline date of November 18th 2022. It is vitally important to gather as much qualitative and quantative data as possible giving evidence of the needs of the Armed Forces communities in Gloucestershire, in order to support any future planning of resources to meet these needs.


What GCN has been up to

Remembrance Sunday 2022

St Andrew & St Bartholemew's Church - 13/11/2022

GCN Marshalled the first Remembrance Parade for 3 years (due to Covid-19) and recorded the live broadcast of this event to enable those who couldn't come in person, to watch it.

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WW1 Trench Display

Churchdown School Academy Nov 2022

For the second year in a row, GCN was asked to provide the staff and pupils of Churchdown School Academy our WW1 Display to assit them with the GCSE History syllabus, for example, WW1 Medicine, conditions of Trench life and to uncover the diversity of all those involved in WW1 and the early impacts on early 20th century life . Full write-up and photos will be posted next week, when the display comes to an end.

GCN Projects

Our three main projects for are shown below. Click anywhere inside each Project Box for more information.

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Monthly GCN Drop-ins

GCN runs a monthly group called Forces Hub (FHUB) for Veterans, serving military personnel and their families, for all nationalities, where useful information can be shared regarding Gloucestershire's Armed Forces Covenant as well as training and employment opportunities. It is also a place to meet others in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere.

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GCN also runs a monthly Wellbeing session, which is open to all members of the public and focuses on general wellbeing and mental health. The sessions offer resource and signposting services to promote wellbeing in the community.

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Businesses that have helped GCN

Click HERE for information on other Organisations that have helped GCN.

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Glos 100 Website

One of the main projects GCN started with back in 2018 is named "Glos100" and initially ran throughout 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

This sub-site of GCN contains a lot of information and resources connected to War and Conflict from WW1 to present day. This sub-site will be added to from time to time.

We are thrilled to announce that we helped raise over £5,000 for various charities, such as:

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You can find a complete list of WW1 related events that have taken place by visting our Glos 100 Press Release page »


GCN on the Radio

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BBC Gloucestershire Interviews

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