Compassionate Neighbours in south east London
Providing social and emotional support to people living with or caring for someone with a life limiting illness or those experiencing loneliness and social isolation
Why we need your help
Compassionate Neighbours is a social movement to help reduce loneliness and social isolation with the people we work with. It was developed at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney in 2013 and is now growing across hospices in London and the South East of England.
St Christopher’s has been running Compassionate Neighbours in South East London since October 2017. So far, we have a network of nearly 100 trained compassionate neighbours who are empowered to provide support to others in their local community.
Compassionate Neighbours provide social and emotional support to people around them living with or caring for someone with a life limiting illness or those experiencing loneliness and social isolation through regular social connection.
Compassionate Neighbours help others by:
- visiting regularly
- offering friendship, 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
We have Compassionate Neighbours who have been connected through the project as well as Neighbours who have joined the network as they’re already doing something similar in their community. We hold monthly catch ups for Neighbours to help support each other and other social events to keep in touch.
How to apply
Contact the Compassionate Neighbour team to enquire about training for this role.
0208 768 4619 or 07867 556472
Download Compassionate Neighbour role description (docx)