Latest podcast: Why end of life companionship matters

Most of us would rather not be alone at the end of life, which is why so many organisations, charities and faith groups are coming together to seek a solution. Our latest podcast explores this issue ahead of our conference on Why End of Life Companionship Matters on Thursday 22nd September. Our first guest is Patrick Dollard of Compassionate Neighbours – a community project that started at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, east London. We then engage in a little ‘Death Chatter’ with Razna Al Faradhi from Eden Care – an organisation that pairs befrienders with those nearing end of life, offering support with their personal, social and spiritual needs. Finally, the Voice from the Bedside Chair comes from friend-of-the-show Dr Lynn Bassett. Lynn, from our end of life companionship project in partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society.

You can listen via the link below, or from our podcasts page, or on Buzzsprout, where you can sign up for future episodes.

In conversation with actor Greg Wise, Dr Kathryn Mannix, and broadcaster Shelagh Fogarty

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