Are you facing end of life?
It’s tricky to talk about, but it’s really important that we do. Having the right person there to take time to just sit with you, listen and offer support is so important.
Nobody should die alone. Everyone deserves to have someone by their side through to the end.
Now, possibly more than ever before, you’re going to need support, without judgement, to process what is happening- in your own time and at your own pace.
You need to feel listened to, respected, and for your wishes to be followed. You’re going to have questions, you’re going to want information and you need someone to speak openly and honestly with about what you want.
You may be fortunate enough to have family and friends around to help you work through these things. You may not have anyone. We’re here to support you.
If you or a loved one are facing end of life, contact 01206 482 974
Do you need emotional support?
Getting the right kind of emotional support can make a huge difference to the way you live the last stage of your life. You probably want to be at home but you don’t want to be on your own.
You may have carers, nurses and other professionals supporting your physical needs, but who is caring for your wellbeing and emotional health at this time?
We are here to help talk through your fears, listen to how you are feeling and offer compassion and companionship during this time.
Our Emotional Support Services are free of charge. Although there are some restrictions on how we deliver some services there are still lots of ways we can offer you support- by phone, email, webchat and video call. Face-to-face visits will resume as soon as possible within the current restrictions.
Our job is to help you feel connected and get the support you need.
Do you need company?
If you need ongoing support during the last months, weeks or days of your life,, our specially trained Compassionate Companions Volunteers are here to keep you connected when you feel most alone.
Compassionate Companions Volunteers will sit with you, be with you and talk if you want to- and if you don’t, they will sit with you quietly.
Do you want someone to hold your hand? Listen to music or watch tv with? Perhaps you want to make an album for your family, write letters, tell people how much you love them or make amends? We can support you with that too.
If you or a loved one are in need of support at end of life, please get in touch 01206 482 974
Do you need information?
There’s a lot of information out there and it can be a tiring process trying to find the answers that you need alone. We are continually adding resources which we think might help you but if you can’t find what you need here please get in touch.
If you need information about death
and dying now, contact 01206 482 974
Do you want to help?
We are now recruiting for specialist volunteers to help support people who are facing the end of their lives alone. Have you supported someone through the process of dying? Can you be a calm and reassuring presence to someone who may be lonely or isolated?
Compassionate Companions keep people who are dying and alone connected with through talking, listening, and offering a supportive presence when people need it most.
Personal experience is as valid as work experience or training for this role. We provide an excellent and full training schedule along with ongoing support.
If you want to volunteer, or would like any further information about the role, please contact 01206 482 974
We have created our own ‘Dear Departed…’ page as a place to help us come together in sharing thoughts, feelings, and memories – and perhaps gently support one another to feel less alone in times of need.
On the page we have shared thoughts to those who we love along with quotes and poems which we find helpful in the hope that you might also find a sense of connection and peace here. Some quotes might speak to you. Perhaps there is a particular poem or saying which helped you at a difficult time?
Connecting to a group or cause can be a great source of support when you feel alone. Maybe your wellbeing is so not good right now because of an experience of end of life or loss as you are reading this?