Community Companion [20558]

Marie Curie
friendly and sensitive nature – a good listener Patience, empathy, self-awareness and emotional stability Excellent listening skills and an ability to build a rapport with others Commitment and reliability - able to keep appointments An understanding of the importance of confidentiality Willing to be flexible to the needs of the individual Mature perspective on life and death Willingness to learn, participate in training and operate within the boundaries of the role Respect for individuals, regardless of their race, gender, culture, religion, disability, sexual orientation and marital status

The Community of Dumfries and Galloway – Marie Curie, health professionals, patients and families – together have identified a need to offer a service to support patients and their families at the end of life.

Volunteers spending time with patients alone or with their families and friends, providing emotional support, a listening ear, short breaks for friends and family, help with signposting for information and support, and to simply be there for people at this very difficult time makes a huge impact and will help us to ensure a better end of life for all.