A cohesive community is one where:
(Source: Local Government Association et al (LGA, 2002))
We learn about others. We meet people we might not have ordinarily met in our daily lives. We celebrate our humanness and commonalities. We respect and listen to one another. We identify lessons learnt and insights gained into life experiences. We develop and grow. We show how our narrative illustrates truths about ourselves.
The common thread between the stories is how we prevail and overcome. We take on life together.