Become a Compassionate Neighbour

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People nearing the end of their life due to illness or age often struggle with loneliness, and could do with some extra support.
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Covid-19 Update:

Our Compassionate Neighbours project is still working to support local people who are facing social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our support is needed now, more than ever, during lockdown. Support is being given ‘virtually’ over the phone or by video call.

We are looking for new volunteers to join the Compassionate Neighbours project to help us support even more socially isolated people during Covid-19. Our training programme, which is usually delivered face-to-face to volunteers, has been adapted into a digital format and is being delivered in a series of online, interactive webinars.

Join us today

To register your interest in becoming a Compassionate Neighbour, and to book on to our Virtual Training, please contact the St Clare Compassionate Neighbours Project on cn@stclarehospice.org.uk or call Project Manager Stacey Towler on 07986971860.


Carolyn Johnson, Compassionate Neighbour, on the phone

 


Make a real difference to your community

People living with a life-limiting condition, or nearing the end of their life due to illness or age, often struggle with loneliness and social isolation. Compassionate Neighbours can really make a difference and offer some extra support. They are a network of trained volunteers who offer their time, companionship and a listening ear to people living in their community who are coping with illness or old age.

We are looking for people who live in Uttlesford District, Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Harlow and Epping Forest, to become a Compassionate Neighbour for St Clare.

Compassionate Neighbours help others by:

  • visiting regularly
  • offering companionship, emotional support and a listening ear
  • helping them to do the things they like doing
  • helping them stay connected to the community as well as family and friends

You will be provided with a full training programme, provided free of charge. Our training courses are informal, fun and inspirational. We give you the opportunity to explore how you can use your compassion to help others and give you the confidence to support people in your community. You’ll develop skills and meet other like-minded Compassionate Neighbours.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to take on this very rewarding role we’d love to hear from you. Please note that you must be over 18 to volunteer for this service. We will carry out a relevant DBS check and you must be willing to give up your time on a regular basis.

Apply to become a Compassionate Neighbour by filling in our short application form here: stclarehospice.org.uk/st-clare-volunteer-application-form/

Or if you would like to find out more, please contact the St Clare Compassionate Neighbours Project on cn@stclarehospice.org.uk or call Project Manager Stacey Towler on 07986971860.