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Practical and social support

Community Aid

Community aid

St Christopher’s has a commitment to exploring new ways of working with our surrounding communities to support them around death, dying and loss, and our Community Aid work forms a big part of that.

If you have any questions, would like to make a donation or volunteer your time, please email us at communityaid@stchristophers.org.uk

Become a Community Aider

Our fantastic Community Aiders help those who are isolated by delivering food parcels, care packages, art packs, puzzles and much more, as well as offering support through regular phone calls.

We are looking for more people to become Community Aiders and hold introductory sessions every two weeks for anyone who is interested. Please email us at communityaid@stchristophers.org.uk if you would like to find out more.

We match people together for social and practical support. We invite people to support someone else in their community experiencing death, dying and loss with practical support such as shopping or prescription pick-ups, as well as social support – checking in with each other, having conversations and developing a relationship.

We also match volunteers who want to do more practical tasks like deliveries for people who need them, and we provide a way of channelling community donations to patients and people who need them.

We believe that being involved in initiatives such as this, helping others through mutual aid or peer support, and meeting new people many of whom are experiencing similar things to you, can be really good for your wellbeing, especially when you’re going through a tough time.

We hold one or two sessions a week on Zoom for anyone involved in Community Action projects. If you would like to join these sessions, please email communityaid@stchristophers.org.uk for more information.

We’re a sociable group and keen to learn more about supporting each other and sharing ideas about death, dying and loss. We don’t expect people to support someone without having the opportunity to learn and reflect on it and what it means to them. We think it’s good to learn by doing and have the opportunity to share experiences.


More information

For more information email our Community Aid team