What is a compassionate community? Very simply, it is a community which supports and cares for one another during life’s most testing moments and experiences.
Many people feel that we have lost that caring and compassion for our neighbours in today’s busy world. Strathcarron Compassionate Communities team has been listening carefully to people across Forth Valley, and it is clear that good neighbours and caring communities can still be found.
People told us that they are willing to help someone who is struggling with deteriorating health, but they don’t know how to take the first step and they are worried about invading the person’s privacy.
In a new project funded by the Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership, Strathcarron Compassionate Communities Team is developing a team of volunteers who will be offered training and support to become Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbours.
The Compassionate Neighbours will offer a range of support to individuals and families, including helping them to stay connected to their community, helping them to continue to do the things they enjoy, providing a listening ear, or simply sharing a cup of tea and a blether.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbour we would love to hear from you.
If you or someone you know is living with a long term or terminal illness and are feeling lonely or isolated please give us a ring.
If you are a member of a community group who would like to know more about supporting people at life’s most difficult times we would be delighted to provide information.
For any of the above contact Susan High firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mandy Ross email@example.com, or phone 01324 826222.