FAQs

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Is there parking at Kingsbridge Age Concern?

There are a few parking places next to the Age Concern Building for people with restricted mobility. You can access these by turning into Ilbert Road just to the left of the CO-OP Garage forecourt, and then following the road round to the right (past the library).  You will see the Age Concern Building in front of you and the parking spaces to your right. Please note however, these are reserved for people with restricted mobility.

An alternative for parking can be found at Quay Car Park just a few minutes (flat) walk from where we are. If you walk towards the town past the Creeks End pub, you will see the Age Concern building just to the left past the band stand. This is a pay and display car park with a minimum charge of 40p.

What is a Compassionate Community?

A Compassionate Community is a community that provides support to someone who is dying. The community could be family, neighbours, local organisations, a faith group, local businesses or people living in a particular area. It could be some or all of these.

People in a Compassionate Community help care for a dying person through small acts of compassion, supporting the dying person during their end of life, often enabling them to die well and, if possible, at home.

Palliative care professionals, such as doctors and care workers, are also a vital part of a Compassionate Community. However, to provide the best possible end of life care to someone they need extra support from the patient’s community, particularly if the patient wishes to die at home.

By working and pulling together a Compassionate Community can help a dying person, and their family and friends, get the support and care they need, helping them to deal with dying and death and the subsequent bereavement and loss of those left behind.

What is a Soul Midwife?

Soul Midwives are non-medical, holistic companions who guide and support the dying in order to facilitate a more gentle and peaceful death. For further information, please click here.