Building Caring Communities
Compassionate Neighbours is a community-led social movement, inspiring local people to build genuine friendships to support people living with a life-limiting/long term illness or experiencing loneliness and social isolation.
Garden House Hospice’s Compassionate Neighbours project is being led by Jeanette Farrow, Compassionate Neighbours Project Manager. Commenting on the launch of the project Jeanette said:
'We are delighted to have joined a group of 8 Hospice’s with the aim to help combat social isolation and loneliness in adults with a life limiting condition. We hope to build a social movement which will encourage many more people in the local community to help their neighbours in need. Our Compassionate Neighbours are volunteers who dedicate a small amount of time with a community member, who often just need a cup of tea and a chat.
Compassionate Neighbours pairs community members based on their shared likes, interests and shared experiences, meaning that the support they receive will be even more meaningful and have a positive impact on the persons well-being. It is such an exciting project and I feel privileged to be involved and assist in truly making a difference in our local community. Come and help me to do the same.'
To find out more about the Garden House Hospice Care Compassionate Neighbours project, including how to become a volunteer and how to refer a person who could benefit from the project, please contact Jeanette on 01462 679540 or email Jeanette.email@example.com
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