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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", Churchdown Magazine »

What GCN has been up to

Veteran's Day Out

National Memorial Arboretum - Apr 2023

Thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, GCN were able to organise a day out at the The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire for 21 Veterans, carers & Families, with a mixture of disabilities, from the Armed Forces Gloucestershire Community.

We were able to also hire the services of the Jumbulance, a unique, specially-designed coach ambulance, which provides safe and comfortable transport for passengers with disabilities and illnesses, from the Goals Beyond Grass charity.

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 can be found by clicking on the link under the picture below.

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

Forces Hub Logo

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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