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Village Survival Guide publication

The Village Survival Guide is a new publication from rural charity The Prince’s Countryside Fund, published on 1 August 2019.

The colourful manual features case histories, checklists and practical advice, and is intended to help those living in the
countryside to utilise the talents available in their own communities to tackle some of the social and economic barriers they face.

The Village Survival Guide follows on from the Fund’s 2018 research, which saw over 3000 people tell the charity about the challenges they faced living in rural areas, and how they were pulling together to overcome these.

The guide references how working with your local (parish and town) councils can deliver great initiatives, such as a volunteer car service which has been a lifeline for villagers getting to medical appointments and for those who don't qualify for non-emergency patient transport, car clubs which have helped connect schools, elderly and the disabled around the villages, and the Good Neighbours Scheme which brings volunteers in touch with residents who need support, such as gardening, DIY or even just befriending to help tackle loneliness.

You can download a copy of this document here.

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