Shannon's Bridge is a registered charity and largely volunteer run organisation to help connect patients and existing palliative care services and supports.
We are here to support you with issues about illness, dying and loss. The aim is to remove the taboo and change attitudes about death and dying. The focus is on not just a “good death” but “better living”.
Shannon’s Bridge is based on the “Compassionate Communities” international movement to help people to live well within our communities to the very end of our lives.
Our Aims are to:
Improve Death Literacy
Assist with Advance Care Planning
Link families with local services
Train Volunteers/Connectors to provide help
Bridge the physical and service gaps that exist in regional Victoria
Social and Practical Help may include:
Light Gardening, housework
Small household repairs
Sitting with a patient
Assisting with pets
Writing letters, non-legal forms
Just being there as a friend