Comas is a gaelic word which means ability
do with
not to

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Happiness, health and belonging for people struggling with life.
Comas is a social innovation charity using community development to help people find the solutions they need.

We can't keep doing the same things we have always done and expect different results. When people continue to experience isolation, poverty, stigma and fear, we have to recognise that real social change for them requires different thinking, new perspectives and a relentless search for what works.

Community/Staff/Board Gathering 2015

Competition: create a Comas jingle. Here's what they came up with

We Just Did It
community aspiration
Comas =
community powered
CIA: Community In Action
Comas Community Central



We bring isolated and marginalised people together >>


We trial solutions >>


It works, use it >>

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We are not a charity that is easy to define.

The easy answers are not always the right solutions for people with serious problems - that is why we insist on doing different things with diverse people.

We work with:
People with enduring health, mental health and social problems; older people; families; people recovering from addiction.

We develop communities between disconnected and isolated people.

When people join our communities, our aim is to make their lives better in every way we can.
  • We make people happier, more confident and less lonely
  • We make people more secure financially, and ensure they have a home they feel comfortable in
  • We make people healthier, with support for recovery, self management and access to support
  • We empower people to choose the direction of their lives
  • People achieve their potential, through our encouragement, higher aspirations and learning opportunities
  • People make connections, help each other and feel a sense of belonging
The bottom line is: we change lives. How we do this, is tailored to the situation and the people, by working with them to find the right solution.

See more about our approach here

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Comas is the social innovation charity daring to do something different with people trapped by impossible problems,making them the co-designers of solutions that change society.