Compassionate Neighbours (Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling)


Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford, ME20 7PU

What we do

Could you give just 1 -2 hours a week to offer friendship and support to a person in your local community affected by terminal illness or frailty and experiencing loneliness or social isolation?

The project works by matching local people based on shared likes, experiences and interests. Volunteering as a Compassionate Neighbour is a rewarding role in which you build genuine friendships with local people who are socially isolated. We encourage you both to catch-up together, either on the phone or in person, at least once a week.

As a Compassionate Neighbour, you’ll need to be aged 18 and complete an enhanced DBS check. You will be provided with a full training programme. The training courses are informal, interactive and give you the opportunity to explore how to use your compassion and time to help others.