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What is a Compassionate Community?

A Compassionate Community is a community that provides support to someone who is dying. The community could be family, neighbours, local organisations, a faith group, local businesses or people living in a particular area. It could be some or all of these.

People in a Compassionate Community help care for a dying person through small acts of compassion, supporting the dying person during their end of life, often enabling them to die well and, if possible, at home.

Palliative care professionals, such as doctors and care workers, are also a vital part of a Compassionate Community. However, to provide the best possible end of life care to someone they need extra support from the patient's community, particularly if the patient wishes to die at home.

By working and pulling together a Compassionate Community can help a dying person, and their family and friends, get the support and care they need, helping them to deal with dying and death and the subsequent bereavement and loss of those left behind.



Become a Compassionate Champion

Become a Compassionate Champion

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An Overview of Compassionate Communities in England



Murray Hall Community Trust

National Council for Palliative Care

Dying Matters Coalition

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Compassionate Communities BLOG SITE!


Sandwell Compassionate Communities - End Of Life Care & Support - Coping with Death and Dying - Palliative Care

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