St Nicholas Hospice Care

Hospice Neighbours

Hospice Neighbours is an innovative venture that aims to support people and families living with terminal illnesses. Local volunteers provide practical support to people in their own homes. We intend for this to become a model which can be replicated elsewhere – inspiring other organisations.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (287773)

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Situation

When you’re living with a terminal condition the world doesn't stop, and all the household tasks still need doing. People living with dying can become even more distressed by seeing their garden overgrown or their dog not walked, and providing providing solutions to these simple problems can have a big impact. This unmet need to provide practical support to patients and families has been identified through discussions with local partners and individuals.

Solution

Hospice Neighbours is an innovative project which aims to empower communities to care for those effected by life shortening illness. Local volunteers are trained and supported to help patients, families and carers by taking away life's unnecessary stresses. This might include tasks such as: - walking the dog - collecting a prescription - mowing the lawn - going to the post office - sitting and having a chat over a cup of tea

  • “I can tell my Hospice Neighbour things I can’t tell my daughter...because I don’t want to worry her”

    — Patient

  • “My Hospice Neighbour is a fantastic woman; I don’t know what I would do without her”

    — Patient

  • “I can tell my Hospice Neighbour things I can’t tell my daughter...because I don’t want to worry her”

    — Patient

  • “My Hospice Neighbour is a fantastic woman; I don’t know what I would do without her”

    — Patient