Project

Living Right Up To The End

Funded by Strathcarron Hospice.

The project seeks to understand the experience and impact of befrienders/compassionate neighbours in providing social support, including reducing loneliness, to people with long term conditions. We are using a mixed method approach combining qualitative interviews and social network analysis alongside focus groups with compassionate neighbours. The project reflects a growing recognition of the relational thinness for people at end of life, and the role that volunteers as befrienders or compassionate neighbours can have in providing social contact.

Total award value £9,358.36

People

Dr Liz Forbat
Dr Liz Forbat

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr David Griffiths
Dr David Griffiths

Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Dr Melanie Lovatt
Dr Melanie Lovatt

Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Dr Jennifer Ferguson
Dr Jennifer Ferguson

Research Fellow, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology