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The Practice of Kindness

Today, the Carnegie UK Trust is delighted to share with you its new report, The Practice of Kindness: Learning from the Kindness Innovation Network and North Ayrshire, which explores the practical implementation of kindness in both communities and organisations.

The report brings together all that we have learnt through two collaborative projects – the Kindness Innovation Network and our partnership with North Ayrshire Council – and reflects the conversations and activities of hundreds of people who have contributed to these projects over the last 12 months.

The Practice of Kindness presents some practical examples of ways to create the conditions for kindness. However, it also highlights the barriers to relationships within organisations, and argues that radical kindness requires rethinking the systems and structures that currently govern our institutions. Some of these themes are also discussed in our short film, which we launch today alongside the report.

At the same time, we are releasing a data factsheet on the experiences of kindness of people in Scotland, which shows that, while levels of kindness are relatively high, people are less likely to experience kindness from public services than they are in their community.

I do hope you enjoy reading this report, and we would be delighted to involve you in ongoing conversations as we look to build a coalition of people committed to embedding kindness in their organisations and communities. To let us know your thoughts, please contact or join the debate by tagging @CarnegieUKTrust #KIN #kindness.

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