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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A tailor-made approach to help children live life to the full

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A tailor-made approach to help children live life to the full

News   •   Sep 01, 2020 10:26 BST

​With more and more children having a life-limiting condition, how to help them live well with the time they have available is the ellenor mantra. As each child is different and their needs are unique, ellenor works in partnership with them and their families to create a bespoke support service throughout their lives and beyond.

ellenor shops re-open after 13 weeks...

ellenor shops re-open after 13 weeks...

News   •   Jul 03, 2020 08:52 BST

​We are delighted to confirm that after 13 weeks of closure four of our high street shops are open again for shopping only and are operating in-line with the latest government guidance. The shops across Kent - Crayford, Dartford Priory, Swanscombe and Bexley – are open for business and people can make purchases.

 Interview with Laura Ash – How ellenor supported me through the trauma of bereavement...

Interview with Laura Ash – How ellenor supported me through the trauma of bereavement...

News   •   Jun 26, 2020 09:00 BST

“You never know what’s going to come your way – but there are certainly some situations you don’t imagine you’ll have to face as a teen. One minute I was your usual fifteen years old – friends, family, studying and having a great time with friends; then the rug was pulled from under my feet."

 Health Care Assistants play a vital role within the ellenor team

Health Care Assistants play a vital role within the ellenor team

News   •   Jun 25, 2020 08:30 BST

Essential to the exceptional standard of holistic care offered by ellenor, the charity that provides support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families, are its Health Care Assistants. Without them – quite simply - the charity couldn’t function.

 Support from ellenor, whatever the circumstances

Support from ellenor, whatever the circumstances

News   •   Jun 24, 2020 13:30 BST

​For Nicola Norris and her husband Lee, we have been a lifeline in providing them with a whole range of services to help support and stimulate their six-year-old son, Jensen.

Children's Hospice Week: How ellenor helps families get on with living their lives

Children's Hospice Week: How ellenor helps families get on with living their lives

News   •   Jun 24, 2020 12:14 BST

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: We wrote a song for our mum because she's “the best”.

Children’s Hospice Week: We wrote a song for our mum because she's “the best”.

News   •   Jun 24, 2020 09:30 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.

Children's Hospice Week: This is...Dianne's personal story about how we supported her family when she became a parent to her grandchildren.

Children's Hospice Week: This is...Dianne's personal story about how we supported her family when she became a parent to her grandchildren.

News   •   Jun 23, 2020 08:30 BST

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.

Children’s Hospice Week reveals the incredible work of ellenor in the face of COVID-19 pandemic.

Children’s Hospice Week reveals the incredible work of ellenor in the face of COVID-19 pandemic.

News   •   Jun 22, 2020 09:05 BST

This year the families supported by ellenor have felt the effects of lockdown more than anyone, with social isolation taking its toll, families have been left exhausted after months of providing 24/7 care for their child at home.

How occupational therapy helps change lives…

How occupational therapy helps change lives…

News   •   Jun 10, 2020 08:50 BST

Silent auction set to raise £10,000

Silent auction set to raise £10,000

News   •   Jun 09, 2020 08:00 BST

We are launching our first-ever Silent Online Auction fundraiser, with 100% of the money raised going towards supporting the hospice in providing the very best end of life care across Kent and Bexley.

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.