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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.

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Bereavement in the time of Covid-19 – what happens next?

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Bereavement in the time of Covid-19 – what happens next?

News   •   May 15, 2020 08:00 BST

So, as I write this, we are in Week 7 of the UK lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, and for many people, we have settled into something which feels like ‘the new normal’. Whilst none of this has been a bed of roses, some people have managed to find comfort in the fact that the pace of life has slowed down and that we can take a second to watch the world go by.

 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 – 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.

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.

Gravesend Panto brings a festive cheer at ellenor

Gravesend Panto brings a festive cheer at ellenor

News   •   Dec 04, 2019 08:45 GMT

Gravesend Panto visited our hospice on Friday 22 November bringing some festive cheer and laughter.

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: 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.

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.

New social drop-in to help patients coping with advanced illness…

New social drop-in to help patients coping with advanced illness…

News   •   Sep 06, 2019 08:00 BST

​We all know how good it can be to chat over a cuppa – especially during tough times.

Level 5 rating for food hygiene awarded to ellenor

Level 5 rating for food hygiene awarded to ellenor

News   •   Aug 20, 2019 08:00 BST

ellenor has been awarded the highest possible rating for the safety, quality and hygiene standards of its food catering services.

The Accumulator Challenge - Turn £50 into vital funds for ellenor

The Accumulator Challenge - Turn £50 into vital funds for ellenor

News   •   Aug 16, 2019 15:00 BST

Take on ellenor’s Accumulator Challenge to raise vital funds for local families facing terminal illness.

Mrs Audrey Broad has been awarded the ‘Order of Mercy’ for distinguished voluntary service

Mrs Audrey Broad has been awarded the ‘Order of Mercy’ for distinguished voluntary service

News   •   Aug 16, 2019 08:00 BST

Mrs Audrey Broad of ellenor Hospice, Kent, has been awarded the Order of Mercy, a prestigious medal, for her voluntary service over many years to charities and non profit organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Piglet meet ellenor hospice care for children patients, thanks to the Rotary Club of Medway

Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Piglet meet ellenor hospice care for children patients, thanks to the Rotary Club of Medway

News   •   Aug 15, 2019 07:45 BST

For many families with children who have a life-limiting or life-threatening illness, taking a trip Disneyland Paris is something they can only dream about.