Compassionate Neighbours Training Could you be a Compassionate Neighbour? Calling out for Compassionate Neighbours! Do you like making friends and want to make a difference to someone in your community who is lonely, at risk of isolation or nearing the end of life through age or illness? In April this year, we launched our Compassionate Neighbours scheme. Compassionate Neighbours is a free, community-led social movement offering friendship and support by local people to local people. Since its launch at Isabel Hospice, they have now a number of trained neighbours but are looking for more people to come forward and join the movement. Christine Novelli, our Community Development Manager said “Compassionate Neighbours pairs local people based on their shared likes, interest and experiences and can help others by visiting regularly, offering friendship and a listening ear, and helping them to do the things they like doing whilst staying connected to the community." All neighbours are supported to develop their skills and confidence through training and monthly peer support group. If you would like to register please contact Christine Novelli, Community Development Manager and Compassionate Neighbours Project Lead on 01707 382500 x 2618 or 07826 247258.