What is Namaste Care?

Namaste Care offers person-centred care, social and emotional support through meaningful activities and sensory stimulation.The word ‘Namaste’ means to ‘honour the spirit within’, and expresses this special way of providing comfort, connectedness and wellbeing.

How can Namaste Care help?

Our Namaste Care Team will assess an individual’s needs and identify how they and their family might benefit from this programme. Trained and supervised volunteers will visit regularly to provide Namaste Care in their own home, nursing or care home, in hospital or at the Hospice.

Volunteers carry out activities such as:

  • giving hand massage
  • making a memory box
  • playing favourite music
  • reading favourite books/poems
  • encouraging gentle movement


How to access the service 

We offer FREE Namaste Care in City & Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

If you know or provide care for someone living with dementia in these boroughs, you can access this service on their behalf.

Please contact our Namaste Care Team on 020 8525 3165 or email namaste@stjh.org.uk.

To make a referral call the First Contact Team on 0300 30 30 400 or email stjosephs.firstcontact@nhs.net.

Namaste resources

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Namaste is a support programme designed to improve the quality of life for people living with advanced dementia and their families.