Celebrating Compassion and Caring
One thing the Coronavirus pandemic has shown us all is that now, more than ever, we need to support each other by showing care and compassion to those who need it most – be they family members, friends, neighbours or colleagues.
Queenscourt has care and compassion at the heart of everything we do, and to show our support of those helping others, #teamqueenscourt has launched our Compassionate Communities Campaign, which aims to shine a light on those who are going above and beyond in this time of national crisis. This is consistent with the core message within Queenscourt’s Compassionate Communities Manifesto, about providing care and compassion for those people around us when they need it the most.
The philosophy and practice of Compassionate Communities, where attention is given to the needs and well-being of others, has never been more relevant as we strive to support one another in these unprecedented times.
Queenscourt is therefore inviting members of the wider community to share examples of how they are supporting family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours and clearly demonstrating that Compassionate Communities are thriving, at this most challenging of times. The testimonials and stories we’ve received are featured here, hopefully inspiring others to show kindness, care and compassion in equal measure.
We would also ask you to tell us about others who have shown acts of compassion, for example by ensuring elderly community members have all that they need, by helping deliver essential medicines or food or by making regular telephone calls to check on someone’s wellbeing.
Created: Thursday, 08 October 2020 10:50
Queenscourt Connect (QCC) is an important aspect of our work here at the hospice, encompassing Day Therapy and Outpatient Services. However, Covid-19 has seen these services adapted so that they protect the patients, staff, volunteers and the wider community, while still meeting the needs of our patients, their families and carers.
Read more: Queenscourt Connect
Created: Tuesday, 09 June 2020 11:11
Day 2 of our Compassionate Communities blogs tells the story of Erica Squire who decided to challenge herself by walking 20,000 steps a day during the first 21 days of lockdown to raise money for Queenscourt as a thank-you for the care her late husband Will had received at the hospice.
Over three weeks, Erica walked a total of 218 miles, usually clocking up 22,000 steps a day, and has raised £1,500.
Read more: Compassionate Communities - Erica Squire