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ellenor Financial Support Service

ellenor Financial Support Service

Blog posts   •   May 27, 2020 12:00 BST

​Hello, my name is Geoff and I volunteer with the Financial Support Service within the Wellbeing Team at ellenor, providing support to patients, their carers and family.

Help and support at every stage of life

Help and support at every stage of life

News   •   May 27, 2020 08:00 BST

One Northfleet family has experienced for themselves the vital support that we offer in all sorts of circumstances – including the current pandemic - and to both children and adults.

Mental Health Awareness Week: The soft power of kindness

Mental Health Awareness Week: The soft power of kindness

Blog posts   •   May 22, 2020 08:00 BST

​The current Coronavirus crisis is unprecedented and has placed huge amounts of stress on society and families. Lockdown has presented challenges related to managing work, home schooling and constraints on income or normal routines have resulted in tensions and arguments.

 Dying Matters Week: Multi faith chaplaincy within hospice care

Dying Matters Week: Multi faith chaplaincy within hospice care

News   •   May 13, 2020 11:15 BST

While nurses and doctors are at the heart of hospice care, there are many other individuals who play an equally important role in providing holistic support. Chaplains are a key part of the palliative care team, offering comfort and spiritual strength to people with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.

Dying Matters Week: How do we talk to children about death?

Dying Matters Week: How do we talk to children about death?

Blog posts   •   May 13, 2020 08:00 BST

​Preparing a child for the death of a loved one, supporting a child after a loved one has died, or helping a child to prepare for their own death is an important and vital part of the work within children’s hospice services. Many adults find this task extremely difficult and very painful, often bringing to the surface their own experiences of loss.

Dying Matters Week – Play Therapy is essential in helping bereaved children process their grief and loss.

Dying Matters Week – Play Therapy is essential in helping bereaved children process their grief and loss.

News   •   May 11, 2020 11:50 BST

For children especially, grief can be a massive, bewildering issue. Fail to help them deal with it, and the implications for those children and young people.

Dying Matters Awareness Week– Importance of talking about advanced care planning

Dying Matters Awareness Week– Importance of talking about advanced care planning

Blog posts   •   May 11, 2020 08:00 BST

Planning for my care when I am ill has been on my “to do” list for quite some time. You would think in my job I would be reminded of it every day and hasten my efforts to complete writing down my wishes.

Wellbeing Gardens - National Gardening Week

Wellbeing Gardens - National Gardening Week

Blog posts   •   May 01, 2020 08:00 BST

​We are all spending more time at home at the moment than we might like and this looks set to continue for some time to come. This week is National Gardening Week, so what could be more appropriate than appreciating your garden for its wellbeing benefits.

Vikki Harding appointed to permanent Chief Executive.

Vikki Harding appointed to permanent Chief Executive.

News   •   Mar 02, 2020 14:30 GMT

​We are pleased to announce that Vikki Harding has been appointed to permanent Chief Executive with immediate effect.

We’re expanding our bespoke Living Well programme to help people make the most of the time they have left.

We’re expanding our bespoke Living Well programme to help people make the most of the time they have left.

News   •   Feb 19, 2020 12:31 GMT

“The patient-centred approach is essential in improving lives. We are adapting our services to help our patients make the most of the time they have left. Our patients want and need to be involved in their own care that gives them as much control as possible.” - Dr Russ Hargreaves

ellenor receives a staggering £2m donation to help build for the future

ellenor receives a staggering £2m donation to help build for the future

News   •   Feb 05, 2020 09:15 GMT

“Demand for our services is ever increasing. As a result, we have reached a point where our facilities are restricting us from providing outstanding care, we need to extend and redevelop our hospice building.” - Vikki Harding, CEO

Music therapy in hospice and palliative care

Music therapy in hospice and palliative care

News   •   Jan 27, 2020 08:45 GMT

Music therapy has shown to have a positive impact on older patients, in particular those with dementia and is becoming increasingly included in the activity calendar in care homes.

ellenor get the red-carpet treatment at Disney’s Frozen 2 premiere

ellenor get the red-carpet treatment at Disney’s Frozen 2 premiere

News   •   Nov 19, 2019 09:27 GMT

Children’s hospice workers were given the Queen of Arendelle treatment on Sunday as a special thank you for their incredible work with seriously ill children and their families in hospices across the UK.

Lights of Love Remembrance Service

Lights of Love Remembrance Service

News   •   Nov 13, 2019 08:00 GMT

​“Christmas can be a wonderful time for many, but we are reminded every year of how difficult it can be for some. It is a real milestone for friends and families after a loss and we recognise the importance of stopping for a moment and celebrating the lives of our loved ones”.

Lifelites charity donates life-changing technology to children receiving care under ellenor...

Lifelites charity donates life-changing technology to children receiving care under ellenor...

News   •   Oct 10, 2019 08:00 BST

Children receiving care at ellenor hospice in Gravesend have received a donation of life-changing technology worth thousands of pounds from children’s charity Lifelites.

Hospice Care Week: Working as a physiotherapist for a hospice…

Hospice Care Week: Working as a physiotherapist for a hospice…

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2019 14:10 BST

Andrew Lowden talks about what it is like to be a physio in a hospice.

Hospice Care Week: We wrote a song for our mum because she's "the best".

Hospice Care Week: We wrote a song for our mum because she's "the best".

News   •   Oct 07, 2019 08:00 BST

When children are unable to articulate what death means to them, music therapy can help them process the feelings of grief and pain that the loss of a parent inevitably brings.

Twilight Walk paints the town orange...

Twilight Walk paints the town orange...

News   •   Sep 24, 2019 08:38 BST

Record breaking numbers took part in ellenor’s annual Twilight Walk.

World Reflexology Week: the benefits of foot reflexology treatment

World Reflexology Week: the benefits of foot reflexology treatment

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2019 14:00 BST

This week we celebrate World Reflexology Week. During this time reflexologists around the world organise events to promote the benefits of reflexology therapies. It is a good opportunity for us to bring awareness about reflexology as it is one of the complementary therapies we offer at ellenor.

ellenor’s biggest mass participation event in Gravesend aims to raise £75,000!

ellenor’s biggest mass participation event in Gravesend aims to raise £75,000!

News   •   Sep 17, 2019 10:06 BST

All sponsorship money raised through the event will go towards care and support for patients, families and carers living with life limiting or terminal illness in Kent.