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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: My role as a Children’s Care Assistant

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: My role as a Children’s Care Assistant

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

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…

#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.

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.

 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."

 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.

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 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

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.

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.

Kathy’s memory lives on in ellenor outdoor sensory play area

Kathy’s memory lives on in ellenor outdoor sensory play area

News   •   Aug 13, 2019 11:36 BST

Seeing at first-hand the dedication and compassion of the palliative care team meant that ellenor gained a special place in the hearts of Kathy's husband Dennis and her four children Danny, James, Gemma and Chloe, which made them want to show their support after her death by donating a play area for children within the hospice garden.