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. It’s anyone who knows that when people get together and look out for each other, we can find a way through anything.
It’s about being there for each other and listening and making each other laugh. It’s about being human, creating connections and community.
Simple ideas. 6 ways to be a camerado.
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.
We're the Public Living Room people.
So 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, so we love it that so many people are now calling themselves camerados and starting public living rooms where they are.