“It gives you an amazing feeling of being able to help someone in your neighbourhood.”
“I learn something new every time we meet.”
“If you are able to give your time to become a Compassionate Neighbour, you will get just as much out of it as the person you are supporting”
The Compassionate Neighbours project helps people living with chronic or life-limiting illness stay connected to their community to prevent loneliness and isolation. Compassionate Neighbours can really make a difference. They are trained to offer their time, companionship and support to people living in their community. This support is provided free of charge.
Compassionate Neighbours can support you or someone you know with:
- Weekly visits for a chat, offering companionship and a listening ear
- Helping you do the things you like doing
- Staying connected to your friends and the community
Could you benefit from this service?
If you live in North London and are living with a life-limiting illness and experiencing loneliness or social isolation, or if you care for someone that fits this criteria, you can access this project.
Could you be a Compassionate Neighbour?
If you think you’ve got what it takes to take on this very rewarding role, we’d love to hear from you. We run regular training programmes, so get in touch to find out when the next programme is starting. You will be matched with someone, known as your ‘community member’, to visit in your local community, ideally within a walkable distance from where you live or work.
What you can gain from volunteering in this role:
- Make a difference to people in the community who may be isolated due to long term/terminal health conditions
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Connect with and help others to connect with their local community
- Learn new skills and have opportunities for further development
- Be part of a wider network of Compassionate Neighbours
- Join a growing social movement in your local community, empowering people at end of life.
Note: You must be 18 years old or over to do this role
The next training sessions will take place on:
Friday 6 and Friday 13 December – North London Hospice, Winchmore Hill
*You must complete both days training. Course timings: 10:30 – 16:00
More training dates to be published soon. Please email the Compassionate Neighbours team for more information on futures dates. Alternatively register your interest and find out more about Compassionate Neighbours by filling in this short application form.
Venues: North London Hospice in North Finchley, North London Hospice in Winchmore Hill and Living Under One Sun Community Hub and Café.
Contact the Compassionate Neighbours Team at email@example.com or call 020 8343 6806 for more information.