Welcome to Hospice Hope
Many people in North West Leicestershire have sadly been diagnosed with a life limiting condition. Figures from the last Census in 2011 revealed that 25% of households in North West Leicestershire contain a person with a long-term health problem or disability and these numbers are set to rise. People often struggle with the fact that the local NHS offers no day care provision to support them or their carers, nor pastoral support to cope emotionally with their changed medical situation. There is without doubt an urgent need for care.
Since its inception in 2002, Hospice Hope has always recognised the need for pastoral care in the community. To help fill this void, the charity runs three weekly Support Cafés in Ashby, Coalville / Whitwick and Ibstock, where people and carers can drop-in for the afternoon, receive support, relax and meet new people.
In addition to this, since April 2017, Hospice Hope has offered further pastoral support at ‘Hope House’, Griffydam. It is a place for the person with the life limiting condition, where we can offer a warm welcome, emotional support, complementary therapies, activities and a nutritious hot two course lunch, prepared in our own kitchen. Hope House is open 2 days a week from 10.30am to 3.30pm and guests are invited to attend on one of the two days. Whilst their loved ones are at Hope House, carers are able to take a well-earned break too.
North West Leicestershire needs to provide greater support for people with life limiting conditions and with the support of local people, groups, organisations and companies, we believe that we can make this happen.
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Ashby de la Zouch Support Café
Every Friday from 1.30pm - 4pm at Legion House, South Street
Coalville & Whitwick Support Café
Every Wednesday from 1.30pm - 4pm at the Methodist Church, Hall Lane, Whitwick
Ibstock Support Café
Every Tuesday from 1.30pm - 4pm at the Methodist Church, Melbourne Road
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