Namaste care

Support for people affected by advanced dementia
Namaste is a Hindu term meaning ‘to honour the spirit within’. The Namaste care service honours people who can no longer tell us who they are or who they were or care for themselves without assistance. Namaste care is not a medical treatment but is a programme designed to improve the quality of life for people with advanced dementia.

Run by St Joseph’s Hospice and a group of trained volunteers, it provides meaningful activities and sensory stimulation, especially through touch, in a safe and comforting environment.

How can the Namaste care service help?
We offer practical, social and emotional support to people with advanced dementia, their families and carers. We’ll assess your individual needs and identify how you or your family might benefit from this programme. Our Namaste care team will:

  • visit you regularly in your home
  • provide Namaste care
  • teach you how to incorporate Namaste care into
  • everyday activities
  • provide emotional support.

More information: 

Namaste in Newham
Lourdes Colclough, Namaste Care Manager
Tel: 020 8525 3165 / 07506 927 647
Email l.colclough@stjh.org.uk

Namaste in Tower Hamlets
Jack O'Neill, Namaste Care Coordinator
Tel: 020 8525 3165 / 07711 347 584
Email: j.oneill@stjh.org.uk

Namaste in City & Hackney
Colette O'Driscoll, Namaste Care Manager
Tel: 020 8525 3165 / 07950 489 213
Email: c.odriscoll@stjh.org.uk

To make a referral, call 0300 303 0400.

Call for volunteers

The Namaste care service needs volunteers to offer practical, social and emotional support to people in Newham, Tower Hamlets and City & Hackney affected by dementia. Find out more here.

Related resources

Namaste Care Service

Support for people affected by advanced dementia

Namaste Volunteers Leaflet

The Namaste Care Service needs volunteers to offer practical, social and emotional support to people in Newham affected by advanced dementia.

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