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Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities

The aim of Compassionate Communities is to encourage communities to support people who are affected by dying, death and bereavement.  This community could be a family, neighbour, local organisation or business, a faith group or people living in a particular area.

Caring or supporting a person who is affected by dying or death through small acts of compassion, can enable them to die well and if possible, at home.

The aim of this project is to spark a movement within Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire, by raising awareness of the barriers that people face but to also start the conversations about dying, death and bereavement.  By providing communities the necessary skills and toolkits to help drive forward this agenda will allow people to become more aware of the services available to them locally but to also feel supported and connected to their community.

There are different ways to be involved

Individuals can:

  • Become a Compassionate Community Volunteer for a local organisation
  • Befriend people in their community who are affected by dying, death and bereavement
  • Become a community ambassador to raise awareness

Organisations can:

  • Help support community initiatives to encourage discussions around issues relating to end of life
  • Raise awareness, provide advice and support to people affected by end of life in their community
  • Develop a befriending service to provide practical support to people affected by dying and death
  • Receive training for staff and volunteers in supporting people

Please refer to the downloads section of this page to view our service flyer.

If you would like more information or would be interested in developing your own Compassionate Community where you live or for an organisation, please contact:

Marianne Grant (Project Manager)

Telephone: 01902 774509

Email: compassionatecommunities@compton-hospice.org.uk

Website: www.compton-hospice.org.uk

 

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