What are Compassionate Cafés?
Our Compassionate Cafés are a part of our pioneering work in establishing Plymouth as a more Compassionate City. Our participating cafés are joining other aspects of this initiative that we are implementing within the community, such as Compassionate Schools and Workplaces, to make death and dying a less taboo subject so that those living with a life limiting illness, experiencing loss or bereavement are well supported and don’t feel isolated or alone.
A Compassionate Café is a community-led movement run by our Compassionate Friends to reach out to members of the community that are experiencing loss, bereavement or maybe affected by life limiting illness themselves. If anyone feels as though they need someone to talk to, they can sit down and chat over a cup of tea and cake. Compassionate Friends aren’t there to give official advice, but they are there to offer support, company and to lend a friendly ear.