Search

East London Humanists host talk on support for prisoners and the bereaved

PUBLISHED: 14:30 16 February 2018

Paul Kaufman, chairman East London Humanists.

Paul Kaufman, chairman East London Humanists.

Archant

From prisoners to patients, support services are growing Redbridge’s non-religious community falling on hard times.

East London Humanists are holding an talk to showcase charity Humanists UK’s pastoral care services at the Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, on February 26.

Head of Pastoral Care Simon Donoghue will give the talk.

These services aim to provide emotional support for people with institutions such as hospitals, hospices, students, prisoners and the armed forces.

Historically people without faith have lacked these services as only religious people are employed by the NHS and the prison service to provide pastoral and spiritual support and 96% of chaplaincy visits are to religious people, according to the charity.

Chair Paul Kaufman said: “For someone who doesn’t have a faith, it can be unhelpful at a time of emotional stress to be offered advice based on belief in a god or an afterlife that, to them, is meaningless and irrational.”

Attendance is free and the talk begins at 7.30pm.

Latest Ilford Stories

5 minutes ago

The latest news from the Thomas McCurtains GAA club

The Tottenham Hotspur defender praised the leadership skills of his club team-mate and discussed the firepower in the England squad

12:00

They’ve kept 194 clean sheets for their country between them but which one of these five shot stoppers is England’s greatest goalkeeper of all time?

10:00

West Ham United capture the signing of Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski for an undisclosed fee from Swansea City.

47 minutes ago

A coroner has criticised an NHS Trust and GP surgery after a woman fell to her death from The Exchange shopping centre car park.

11:58

Whether you like to dabble once and a while, or you are a pro with the paintbrush, your borough needs you.

07:00

Jamie Porter has been studying the Specsavers County Championship form with the eye of an optimist as Essex approach the halfway point in their title defence.

07:20

Redbridge residents can now use the first walk-in clinic in England which offerers cervical screening tests to women who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM).

PROMOTED CONTENT

An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free

Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now