News • Oct 01, 2020 08:00 BST
For over six years, Sam Politt has been a Children’s Care Assistant at ellenor. Friends ask her how she copes with her challenging, sometimes emotional work – especially given that she’s got a nine-year-old daughter herself. She says, “My role is to look after children who, despite illness, are most often cheeky, smiley and bouncy – just like every child is.”
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Bringing expertise from leading London hospitals direct to children’s homes
News • Sep 15, 2020 08:00 BST
Bringing expertise from London hospitals direct to children in their own homes is an under-recognised service that forms the foundation of care provided by ellenor. Thanks to this partnership approach, many children under ellenor’s care in Kent can make fewer journeys and spend less time attending hospitals in London for their appointments.
#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth: How we are helping baby Grace and her family bounce back to normality…
News • Sep 10, 2020 08:00 BST
There are times when a mother’s instinct really can be a lifesaver. As a mum of three, Carrie Wilson knew her baby daughter Grace was suffering from something way beyond the usual illnesses.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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
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”.
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.
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.
News • Sep 06, 2019 08:00 BST
We all know how good it can be to chat over a cuppa – especially during tough times.
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.
News • Aug 16, 2019 15:00 BST
Take on ellenor’s Accumulator Challenge to raise vital funds for local families facing terminal illness.
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
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.