Times are tough.
And they might get tougher. And when times are tough camerados think that getting together and looking out for each other can be what gets people through.
We’re the public living room people.
What’s a public living room? Imagine the feeling you get when you sit down somewhere you love and feel the world lift a little. Then imagine you’re with people who listen, who treat everyone the same, who don’t judge or try to fix you. That’s a public living room. Each public living room is different, set up by a camerado for their community. You’ll find public living rooms all over the place – in shops, schools, hospitals, front rooms, online. More and more are appearing all the time. And we want there to be one in every neighbourhood.
One of the things I love about Camerados is that excuse to 'look out' for strangers, just chat with no strings, find common ground and have a laugh!
How to be a camerado.
A camerado can be anyone. We always say a camerado is someone who’s halfway between a stranger and a friend – someone who doesn’t know you well and won’t try to solve your problems for you, but who listens and has your back.
The Camerados movement is open to anyone, all that is asked is that you try to follow the simple ideas below. We've tried these in the toughest of situations and they seem to work, give them a go.