Building Caring Communities

Building Caring Communities

Building Caring Communities

Building Caring Communities

Welcome to Compassionate Neighbours

Compassionate Neighbours is a social movement of local people enabled and supported to be more compassionate in their local communities. They provide social and emotional support to people towards the end of life due to age or illness. They also share their knowledge and experiences of end of life, death, dying and loss within their community and provoke engagement with these issues.

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Compassionate Neighbours (Vecinos Compasivos) in Spain

Compassionate Neighbours (Vecinos Compasivos) in Spain

The Compassionate Communities movement is growing across the Basque country in Spain, with a wide interest in the Compassionate Neighbours model. Carly Attridge, Programme Lead at St Joseph’s recently spent an exciting three days supporting Vivir Con Voz Propia with the beginnings of their social isolation and end of life project.

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Why compassionate neighbours?

Why this project is needed


What we do

We promote compassion in communities and help people support each other


Who we are

St Joseph’s hospice works in collaboration with St Christopher’s hospice to expand the project into other areas


How we do it

By growing a social movement of Compassionate Neighbours


What the East London project achieved in 2016/17

Compassionate Neighbours trained and making a difference in their community


of Compassionate Neighbours feel that their quality of life and community connectivity have increased since getting involved in the project


Compassionate Neighbours regularly visit someone in their community


Feel more connected to their local community


Our Locations

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St Joseph Hospice

Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets

St Christopher Hospice

Lambeth, Lewisham, Bromley, Southwark, Croydon

North London Hospice

Barnet, Haringey Enfield

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

Greenwich & Bexley

St Clare Hospice

West Essex (Harlow, Epping Forest & Uttlesford) Parts of East Herts – mainly Bishops Stortord

The Princess Alice Hospice

Surrey, South West London, Middlesex Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell, Kingston, Mole Valley, Reigate, Banstead, Richmond, Runnymede, Spelthorne.

Isabel Hospice

East Herts, Broxbourne, Welwyn Hatfield

Garden House Hospice Care

North Herts