CAIM End of Life Planning & Care

CAIM  End of Life Planning & Care

delivered by Jan Attkins and Susan Knox

Caim: Scots Gaelic, meaning sanctuary; an invisible circle of protection drawn around the body with the hand to remind one of being safe and loved even in the darkest times.
Jan and Susan are trained end-of-life doulas. Jan is from a nursing background and has many years' experience as a holistic therapist. Susan is a therapeutic counsellor and trained psychotherapist.
Jan and Susan work together to deliver Caim, end of life planning and care. The service may include:

  • Listening and being willing to talk about death
  • Providing emotional support
  • Coaching friends and family on 'how to be' around their loved one (according to that person's wishes)
  • Sitting with the person as they near the end of their life
  • Advance planning and preparation

This can include:

  • memory box/recordings/letters
  • complementary therapies
  • helping to prepare a living will
  • funeral planning

We are guided always, by the needs and wishes of our client.
Caim may be accessed through Arran Medical Group GPs.
Alternatively, this can be done privately by emailing Jan or Susan:

If you would like to know more, Jan and Susan are happy to chat with you. Contact us on email or by mobile:
Jan 07803 146210
Susan 07733 164820

About Us

In 2017 a loose cooperative of holistic practitioners came together, seeking a centre to further their work. They found Heather Lodge. The group’s members live on Arran and work mainly with regular clients, some with chronic medical conditions, often with the support of local charities — ArCaS and the Mary Davies Trust.

Heather Lodge, set in the grounds of the historic Douglas Hotel, was originally a stable, but has been in use as a private dwelling for many years. There is an attractive and secluded garden. The premises provide several therapy rooms and a healing ambience. Plans are afoot to develop facilities for small groups, including yoga, mindfulness and Qi Gong.

Contact Us

Heather Lodge Where to Find Us

Isle of Arran
KA27 8AJ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1770 302 827