Who are we?

Chiltern Compass is community-orientated and aims to meet the needs of all ethnic groups and beliefs in preparation for end of life. It is a charitable incorporated company based in Amersham and Chesham, serving much of the Chilterns.

Chiltern Compass networks with other organisations involved in end of life care to provide as comprehensive advisory service as possible.

The team are a group of active and retired healthcare professionals and spiritual leaders. They have recognised the need to address the issues in helping others in preparation for dying and organ donation. Other volunteers support Chiltern Compass at events and promoting our objectives.

What do we do?

Chiltern Compass’ main aim is to encourage people to consider and talk through the issues, both practical and emotional, concerning the end of their lives. Talking with others often helps reduce the stress and fear – we are all facing the same issues.

How do we do this?

  • Organising workshops to provide a supportive and safe environment for people to discuss their worries and start planning.
  • Visiting community organisations and societies to talk and encourage them to understand the issues and how to support each other.
  • Doing presentations for professional and caring groups to help them communicate and address end of life issues for those they care for.
  • Provide booklets and manuals as a frame work to guide people through the practicalities of preparing for the end of life.

Meet the team

Chiltern Compass was created by a group of volunteers, working and retired social, spiritual and healthcare professionals. Their aim was to get people thinking and talking about and then preparing for end of life, either theirs, a family member’s or a friend. In so doing releasing themselves to live their lives more fully.

Tim Barnard
Tim is a former lawyer who retrained as a priest and is now working at St Mary’s Church, Old Amersham.
Di Caudery
Di is a retired IT Services Manager. She lives in Amersham, but spends time each month as an NCI Watchkeeper at Prawle Point in Devon.
Chris Foote
Chris is a retired physician and geriatrician who worked in South Bucks for many years
David Hanrahan
David is an engineer and economist who has worked on development issues internationally and has been settled in Amersham for the past decade.
Parveen Haynes
Parveen is a solicitor who specialises in Private Client law covering Wills, Probate and Life Planning. She is also a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
Nicola Husbands
Nicola is a Chiltern Compass Trustee and a former practice manager of a local GP surgery. She currently works in health care project management.
Jane Mackay
Jane is a retired health visitor. Whilst in the NHS she worked with the Macmillan charity, including setting up palliative care services. Jane now volunteers with various local organisations.
Bryn Neal
Bryn is a retired GP from Rectory Meadow Surgery, Amersham. He has been a Trustee of a number of Charities, including the Child Bereavement Charity and the King’s Church Amersham.