Community Services

Although our Community Services venues are temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still here for you - we have adapted our services to offer you remote support.

Our Community Services during Covid

Although our Community Services venues are temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still here for you – we have adapted our services to offer you remote support.

We are now able to offer Listening Ear support phone calls, information and signposting for patients, carers and relatives dealing with terminal illnesses, those who are isolated and vulnerable in our communities and for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Via our Neighbourhood Hubs we are still able to provide support and therapy over the telephone or by video call to patients living with a palliative/terminal illness or a deteriorating progressive disease.

All of these services are free of charge.

Listening Ear

We are now pleased to be able to offer Listening Ear support calls by phone.

Contact our team direct on 01726 829874 in the first instance to request a call.  Your call will be triaged and we will arrange a call back from the most appropriate member of our team to assist you.

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Virtual Community Friendship Cafe

Our Virtual Community Friendship Cafe is a Facebook group for members to share experiences, links, resources and information.

Each week has a different theme to focus on and also features live chats and activities to join in with.

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Self Help Information

Our Therapy Team have put together a range of resources online, to help you manage your condition and well-being whilst at home.

The resources include links to advice on your condition, plus exercises and even our own meditation and mindfulness recordings.

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Neighbourhood Hubs

We aim to make as much difference as we can to people who are coping with a terminal illness. The Neighbourhood Hubs allow us to take expertise, previously only available to our hospice patients, to others in the community much earlier in their disease.

Our Hubs help patients to understand their condition, learn how to self-manage some of their symptoms, to remain as independent as possible, maintain participation in meaningful activities and achieve realistic goals that add quality to life and improve function. We can also support patients to discuss what the future might bring and plan for this. The Neighbourhood Hubs provide Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy for patients who are living with a palliative/terminal illness or a deteriorating progressive disease. Occupational Therapy is also available for carers.

Patients and carers can be referred to the Neighbourhood Hubs by their GP or other healthcare professional, or can refer themselves directly. Call 01726 829874 for more information.