A NEW website for an innovative pilot project being run by Milford Care Centre to discuss issues around death, dying and loss has been launched.
The Compassionate Communities project is the first of its kind in Ireland and aims to “enrich and support society to live compassionately with death, dying, loss and care”, and is being operated in the city and county, specifically in Newcastle West.
A new website and leaflets carrying information about the project have been launched, the latter which are now available in the Limerick Local Heroes Hub in Arthur’s Quay, where Mayor of Limerick Cllr Gerry McLoughlin joined the drivers of the project to mark its launch recently.
“If you would like to find out more about Compassionate Communities or if you would like to look at getting your community to start talking and acting than please get in touch,” explained Carmelita McGloughlin, development worker for Limerick city.
Marie Richardson, social worker in Milford, explained that the idea “came from being aware of the misconceptions and the anxieties that people have when they get a palliative diagnosis”.
“Also, from the support we have given to the bereaved over 20 years, knowing that so often some very valuable conversations didn’t take place and that people then have to live with regrets,” she explained.
See the Compassionate Communities website for more.