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Compassionate Companions

“After my wife died I was all alone with no family living nearby. When I received my diagnosis Age Well East helped me and gave me the support I needed”.

Are you facing end of life?

We know that it is not easy to talk about end of life, 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.

We believe nobody should die alone. Everyone deserves to have someone by their side through to the end.

At this time, we know you might want some support, without judgement, to process what is happening- in your own time and at your own pace. We believe that people should feel listened to and respected. We know you may have questions; want more information and you need someone to speak openly and honestly with about what you want.

You may have family and friends around to help you work through these things or you may be on your own and we want you to know we are here to support you.

Contact our us for more information on 0300 37 33 333 or [email protected]

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 may 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. We deliver our services in a variety of ways including face-to-face visits, phone calls, emails, webchat and video calls. Our job is to help you feel connected and get the support you need.

Do you need company?

If you want ongoing support during the last months, weeks or days of your life, our specially trained Compassionate Companions Volunteers are here to keep you connected.

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 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.

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 Companion Volunteers 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 would like to volunteer, or would like any further information about the role , please contact us for more information on 0300 37 33 333 or [email protected]

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