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The Annual Forum enables people from therapeutic communities to meet others in similar settings, reflect on practice, exchange ideas and support each other to meet the demands of modern TC practice.

On the behalf of the C of C Team, we want to say thank you to everyone who attended our 2021 online Annual Forum. Our next Annual Forum will take place in May 2022.

Please contact the team at cofc@rcpsych.ac.uk if you're interested or have any other queries.

The purpose of the advisory group (PDF) and reference groups (PDF) is to advise and further the work of the Community of Communities whose purpose is to improve the quality of TCs by supporting standards-based peer-review and accreditation. 

The Community of Communities have a diverse membership with a range of services across all sectors. Whilst all communities have signed up to the same standards, (addiction TCs have a supplementary set) the needs of each sector do vary.

We are keen to host an inclusive network and want to hear from all members to support and improve the Community of Communities.

If you would like to attend any of these groups please contact cofc@rcpsych.ac.uk.

We are providing training for Peer Reviewers and Lead Reviewers, for both our current member organisations and prospective independent peer/lead reviewers.

Member organisations are encouraged to nominate staff and service users who will be taking part in peer reviews this cycle, to attend the training session which provides an introduction to the peer reviewer role and the peer review process.

The next training day will take place in May 2022. Dates are yet to be confirmed, but we will be updating the network as soon as possible.

Please review this Lead Reviewer Specification for more information.

Every year Community of Communities holds a creative competition where members can submit their artwork.

We welcome submissions from any of our members and these can be paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, poetry or short stories.

We have received some fantastic submissions over the years. Winning entries will receive a certificate and will be displayed on our website.

The next competition will be launched in December 2021, so keep an eye out for an email.

Entries will be shared at the Annual Forum.

Winners will also have their art included in the reports we send to our members. Submissions can be emailed to cofc@rcpsych.ac.uk.

See the winners and winning entries from previous years!

The Community of Communities (C of C) is run a series of workshops throughout the annual cycle which are free for members to attend and are designed to support members to develop and share Therapeutic Community (TC) practice within the context of Community of Communities.

All member organisations are encouraged to attend these workshop sessions, including community managers, front line staff and service users.

On the Third Thursday of every month, Community of Communities hold a community meeting online for our paid members. We offer this forum as a place to share experiences and learning.

If you are interested in attending a community meeting or have anything for the agenda, please contact cofc@rcpsych.ac.uk to register your interest.

Our calendar of events will be uploaded soon. Please contact the CofC team if you have any questions. 

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