Welcome to St Christopher's CARE
The Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life
St Christopher’s unlocks a space to explore living with dying and loss
We’re delighted to introduce to you the Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life or, for short, St Christopher’s CARE.
The builders handed over possession of the keys to the new £6.5m building on Friday 15 January 2021, after overcoming every possible obstacle including train tunnels, a global pandemic, inclement weather and Brexit.
This fantastic new facility is now ready to fulfil its purpose: to unlock a space to explore living with dying and loss.
The architects have delivered on our vision of making St Christopher’s CARE a place that’s as much for clinicians as it is for home carers, going beyond just the formal education we deliver, where everyone can find the physical and mental space to consider their hopes, views and fears around death and dying.
CARE is an extraordinary world-class facility
At the heart of St Christopher’s London
Dedicated to continuing the pioneering spirit
Of our founder Dame Cicely Saunders.
CARE is open to all
Students, carers and patients
Our local community
And our global partners.
CARE is a place to learn
A place to grow and a place to share
A beacon of education, rehabilitation
contemplation and peace.
CARE is where you’ll come to find answers
And where we’ll continue to ask questions
For there is much life-changing knowledge to learn
And much life-changing work to be done.
Everyone is welcome to CARE.
Opening St Christopher’s CARE
Whilst we still have work to do around landscaping, demolishing the existing building and planning a grand opening later this year (sadly postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures), we are currently enjoying settling into the building.
We will continue to offer virtual learning opportunities from our swanky new centre until it is safe to meet face-to-face once again. We’ve included some photographs of the building and look forward to welcoming you inside soon.
A special thanks
We would like to say a special thanks to everyone who has donated to our campaign and to the team at Ogilvy who have kindly given us their time and creative expertise free of charge. Thanks to you, thousands of people around the world will get the care they deserve at the end of life.