This covers informal arrangements reached between individuals facing similar challenges to stay in touch and give each other support and guidance. They are aided by community websites: online facilities that are designed to enable groups to store and share information and resources. You can join an existing community or create your own.

Getting best value

  • Establish a wide circle of contacts
  • Encourage dialogue
  • Be open to new ideas and approaches
  • Spread knowledge and best practice
  • Support others through difficult periods