Milford Care Centre, through the Compassionate Communities Project, has developed a Good Neighbour Partnership to offer free social and practical support to people living with palliative care needs in Limerick.
Compassionate Communities Volunteers, supported by Milford Care Centre and Local Community Agencies, are at the heart of the Good Neighbour Partnership.
The aims of the Good Neighbour Partnership are:
- To enable people living with palliative care needs in the community to identify their social and practical needs
- To enable the social and practical needs to be met from within the person’s circle of community
What Help Can the Good Neighbour Partnership Provide?
The Good Neighbour Partnership can assist the person affected by advanced illness, and their family, to find the extra social and practical support that they may need from within their community by making links with those living close-by who would like to offer help. The Partnership can find additional help for things like walking the dog, doing the shopping, collecting a prescription, going to the library, filling a coal bucket, lighting the fire, mowing the lawn, making a snack, tidying up or sitting with a person who needs a break. It doesn’t involve providing personal care, physical care, heavy lifting of people or objects and cannot help with medical or financial matters.
If you are interested in becoming a GNP volunteer please contact us on CompassionateCP@milfordcc.ie or call 089-466 7915