The Public Health Team work with a number of villages and towns across Cheshire to develop Compassionate Communities. This is a way of working with communities rather than for them, by enabling and empowering people to find solutions, build upon existing skills and knowledge and support each other in times of crisis.
Our work encourages communities to support people and their families, who are dying or living with loss. We compliment local services allowing resources to be used efficiently.
We are currently working with four Compassionate Community areas in Cheshire:
- Nantwich and Rural
- Bollington, Disley & Poynton
- Chester South
The team involves local people who are:
- Working in partnership with communities, GP Practices and community care
- Supporting each other in a wide range of practical and emotional ways
- Keeping everyone connected with neighbours, friends and the wider community
- Receiving and offering help especially to those that may be vulnerable, living alone or recently bereaved
- Taking on new challenges, learning new skills and having fun
We have a number of services that we provide in these four care community areas. Such as:
- Introduction to loss, grief and bereavement sessions for those supporting others at their time of bereavement. (1 hour long) Click here to book your session
- Carers wellbeing programme – 4/5 sessions to support you in your caring role in terms of keeping yourself well, planning for the future and being confident to care at end of life. Click here to find out more
- All about me booklet – Our plans and wishes for our last year of life are more likely to be carried out if we write things down and keep it all in one place, the All About Me booklet allows you to do just this! Click here for more information and to view a virtual copy