Compassionate Neighbours Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbours are volunteers from our local communities who can help people to make connections in a number of different ways. In this time of social distancing and shielding it can feel difficult to feel connected but our Compassionate Neighbours are here to help. Reconnecting with social networks Although groups have stopped meeting at the moment, our Compassionate Neighbours can help you connect with your friends and family in different ways e.g. via Zoom or Skype. A Compassionate Neighbour can also be a telephone befriender. Thinking ahead and making plans for the future Thinking about the future and having sensitive conversations with loved ones can be difficult and daunting. It can sometimes help to talk things over first with someone who is caring and trustworthy, but not emotionally involved. Our Compassionate Neighbours have had training in supporting people to think about their plans and preferences for the future. If you would like to make an arrangement to chat to someone about this, or if you would like a copy of the All About Me book, please get in touch by email on: [email protected] OR download a digital copy by clicking the link below. Download All About Me book Pictured above is our Compassionate Communities Team - supporting & empowering Compassionate Neighbour volunteers in communities across Forth Valley and North Lanarkshire. [From left to right]: Sara McPhee, Anne Brannan, Jayne Lamond, Eleanor Davis, Susan High, Mandy Ross, Hannah Gray, AnnaMarie Simpson and Donna Laidlaw. To get in touch with our team, please email [email protected] and your email will be forwarded to the most appropriate staff member.