About Us

Compassionate Communities NI is a public health approach to palliative and end of life care. Our mission is to improve of the experiences of advanced illness, age frailty, caregiving, dying, death, and bereavement.

Our Approach

Our aim is to improve death, dying and loss experiences for everyone in Northern Ireland by empowering people and communities to make positive choices about end of life through:

  • Leadership and influence
  • Capacity building and training


We promote the importance of social support and community involvement in achieving wellbeing up to and including end of life through:

  • Kindness and compassion
  • Active citizenship
  • Social inclusion




What we do

Our aim is to increase death literacy, death preparedness and co-develop compassionate communities, by:

  • Increasing awareness of palliative care and end of life care needs in all levels of society with particular focus on social support
  • Improving the visibility of the palliative and end of life communities
  • Improving ¬†social inclusion of the palliative and end of life communities
  • Transfering our palliative care and end of life knowledge to individuals and communities
  • Building capacity within communities to be more resilient and better prepared to respond to death, dying, loss and bereavement


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