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Companion Voices comfort dying people through song

26 April 2016

Judith SilverJudith Silver, left, is a self-employed musician and the founder of Companion Voices: choirs who offer spiritual support and comfort to dying people through singing at their bedsides. Judith set up the first of these groups in Brighton in February 2014, and has since set up further choirs in Watford and London.

The power of poetry in hospice care

7 January 2015

Phil and hospice patientPhil Isherwood, pictured, right, with a patient at Bolton Hospice, where he is a volunteer poet, discusses the potential for poetry to boost patients' psychological wellbeing in hospice settings. Phil is also a research student at the University of Bolton, writing a thesis on ‘Numinous Connections: Poetry in the Hospice’. 

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