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Volunteer or social activist?




The new year is often a time for resolutions, for deciding what we are going to change in 2024. Often these changes are personal ones. Too often, we don’t acknowledge our ability to make a positive difference to the wider world. In fact, we can all act for social change.

 

In some people’s minds, social activism is about large-scale change, such as the climate change campaign.  However, social activism can also be seen as any action, large or small, which contributes to making the world a better place for its citizens.

 

PATCHATT is run by volunteers. The social action taken by our volunteers impacts hugely on the lived of those we support, enabling them to retain their self-view of active citizens towards the end of their lives. Our patient friends are therefore also social activists, making changes to their own lives and to the wider system where they can.

 

For us, the essence of PATCHATT is social activism.  The author Margaret Mead commented:

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

 

PATCHATT is one of those groups.

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