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What is a compassionate community?

The idea of developing a Compassionate community approach to meeting the challenges that an ageing population places on services is creative and original. The approach answers demands for improved care pathways and increased patient choice, as well as attention to the needs and well-being of carers.

A compassionate community:

gives  'ordinary’ people the skills to be able to address issues raised by end of life and other losses, and to be a helpful, empathic ear,


We welcome contributions from all organisations and individuals who can contribute ideas, experience or time to developing Sandwell’s compassionate community. You can email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further information.

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

Murray HallBridgesNHS West MidlandsSandwell NHS