Compassionate communities are…

How compassionate communities can benefit you.

About Compassionate Communities

Compassionate communities are communities where everybody recognises that we all have a role to play in supporting each other in times of loss, ageing, dying and grief. Everyone is ready, willing and confident to have respectful discussions to support each other in emotional and practical ways.

Compassionate Communities are a community that recognises that all-natural cycles of sickness & health, birth & death, and love & loss occur every day within the orbits of its institutions and regular activities. Its residents recognise that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s business.

Compassionate Communities are a core part of the public health approaches to palliative care model. Compassionate Communities publicly encourage, facilitate, support and celebrate care for one another during life’s most testing moments and experiences, especially those pretraining to serious illness, dying death and grief.