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Gloucester Community Networking

Better Together

Welcome to the Gloucester Community Networking website!

Welcome!

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: Since the Covid-19 pandemic there has been an increase of people coping with their mental ill health, many of whom are struggling in isolation.

Meeting this Need: GCN holds a monthly Wellbeing Matters group », based in Churchdown, which focuses on self-help resources to improve areas such as understanding stress and learning about destressing techniques. It has been invaluable, especially to those who have experienced isolation as they are able to come along and chat to other people over some soup and a hot drink.

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GCN's The Networker - Dec 23
Dec 23 Edition of GCN's "The Networker", Churchdown Magazine »

Recent Events

D Day - 80th Anniversary Event

Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean

Sunday, 9th June 2024

GCN's War Out Reach in Schools (WORS) » supported the:

'DDAY 80' - Sunday 9th June - Charity Fundraising Event.


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In case you missed it

80th Anniversary of DDay Radio Interview

Dom Cotter - BBC Radio Gloucestershire

With the 80th Anniversay of the D-Day Normandy Landings fast approaching (6th June 2024), Christopher Auker-Howlett was invited to speak with Dominic Cotter from the BBC Gloucestershire Radio.

Listen to the interview here »

Radio Presenter Dominic Cotter

Dominic Cotter


What GCN has been up to

Thank you Tesco Churchdown!

Donation of Plants

A huge "thank you" to Tesco Churchdown for donating a large number of plants to the Homeless Veterans' House in the local Longlevens area.

The Veterans have been busy gardening to promote their Wellbeing by being active, connecting with nature and giving a sence of community to other Veterans at the house.



Veteran's Day Out

Bletchley Park - May 2024

Thanks to the 'Thriving Communities Grant' from Gloucestershire County Council, GCN were able to organise a day out at Bletchley Park, in Buckinghamshire, for 25 Veterans with a mixture of disabilities and their carers, from the Armed Forces Gloucestershire Community.

We were able to also hire a coach from Bennetts Coaches in Gloucester to take us and bring us home.

Longlevens Library & GCN

Remembering the D-Day Landings

An event will be held between 28th May and 10th June at Longlevens Library to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of "Operation Overlord - D-Day" 6th June 1944.

GCN's Chris Auker-Howlett will be giving a D-Day Presenation at the Library on Saturday 1st June between 3pm and 4pm.






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

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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.

Link to All GCN News »

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:

Visit the GLOS100 website »

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

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GCN on the Radio

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