WE ARE ALL WITH YOU Programme (Todos Contigo) is the main promoter in Spain and Latin America for the development of Compassionate Cities within PUBLIC HEALTH AND PALLIATIVE CARE INTERNATIONAL association. It was launched in July 2014 as a project of social awareness and training program.
We promote a new social movement that involves citizens in supporting, accompanying, caring and improving quality life for those who are suffering from advanced illness and are at the end of their life.
This way, the communities complement the social and health services that are offered by palliative care medicine.
Different professionals and cities are part of this team that are working in the development of Limerick in Ireland; Ottawa in Cánada; Bradford in Englad, Kerala in India and Seville in Spain: Compassionate Cities.
We promote the development of Compassionate Cities by means of our own methodology and through a series of awareness-raising, training, research and implementation actions.
Other cities have joined us so far: Victoria and Badajoz in Spain; Cali, Medellin and Bogota in Colombia, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Santo Domingo in Brazil.
That gives us a total of 12 cities around the world, where citizens know the importance of the involvment of the community members in the care and accompaniament of those who suffer from advance illnessess.
Why do we need this social movement?
The increase of aging in our society is a fact, as well as adult’s dependency, health and social needs. As the situation continues that way, the current social and health system it’s not being able to attend all the needs of the population. On the top of that, we are busy with daily work life and we have started to feel that looking after someone is a burden, instead of a responsibility as family members, or a privilege, as compassionate human beings.
There is only one solution: A social change that involves the participation of the citizens in the care of one another.