Children's Hospice Week: How ellenor helps families get on with living their lives
For teenager Jack Browne and his family, support from ellenor has meant a return to the normality of home and school that once seemed impossible.
Children's Hospice Week: This is...Dianne's personal story about how we supported her family when she became a parent to her grandchildren.
When their beloved daughter, Kerrie, died from breast cancer at the age of 36 in September 2017, Dianne and her husband George didn’t just have to find a path through their own grief – they had to help Kerrie’s young sons cope with theirs, too. Throughout the process, we were there to support the family, both practically and emotionally.
ellenor Financial Support Service
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.
Mental Health Awareness Week: The soft power of kindness
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 Awareness Week: Bereavement in the time of Covid-19 – what happens next?
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
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?
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.
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
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
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.
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.
“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