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Become a Compassionate Neighbour

Be part of something amazing - a growing social movement to end loneliness and social isolation in your own community

Connect with someone in your local community

Build genuine friendships with local people who are socially isolated

If you an hour or two a week to give and you’d like to connect with someone in your local community, Compassionate Neighbours could be the start of a whole new chapter in your life, it’s the chance to change your life and someone else’s too.

Becoming a Compassionate Neighbour can be hugely rewarding during which time you can build genuine friendships with local people who are socially isolated, lonely or who may have a life limiting condition.

We encourage weekly get-togethers either by phone, Zoom or Whats App or in person and we match you based on common interests, lifestyles and experiences and try where we can to keep matches in local communities.

As a prospective Compassionate Neighbour, we ask you to complete an application form, provide 2 references and complete a PVG check.  We offer blended training which will be delivered face to face and by Zoom. This is a great chance to meet other new Compassionate Neighbours and you will be able to meet current Compassionate Neighbours who will happily share their experiences too.  We also offer optional monthly Compassionate Neighbours get-togethers and peer support.  

We ask that all applicants are 18 or over.

Due to the current pandemic, we ask Compassionate Neighbours to take a twice weekly Lateral Flow Test and full training and support will be provided for this.

If you’d like to find out more or how to apply, email Maggie at myoung@stcolumbashospice.org.uk or call on 07785 615 028.

The closing date for completed applications will be Sunday 27th June and interviews will be held week commencing 12th July.  Training will be held in August and a selection of dates and venues will be available. 

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