Welcome to Hospice Hope
Figures from the 2011 Census relating to North West Leicestershire reveal that 25% of households contain a person with a long-term health problem or disability, and more recently the 2015 Leicestershire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) reveals 592 people are classified as requiring palliative care in our area, with numbers of people with life limiting long term illnesses also set to rise. That means more and more of us are likely to be in need of the care that Hospice Hope provides, complementary to that provided by the NHS.
Hospice Hope has always recognised the need for pastoral care in the community.
As patients sadly approach the end of their lives, the NHS offers no local day care provision to support them or their carers, as well as offering little or no pastoral support in coping with a life limiting illness on a day to day basis.
Hospice Hope runs three weekly Support Cafes in Ashby, Coalville / Whitwick and Ibstock, where guests can drop-in for the afternoon, receive support, relax and meet new people.
In addition to this in early 2017 we will be offering further pastoral support at ‘Hope House’ in Griffydam.
Hope House will be a place for the people of North West Leicestershire with life limiting illnesses, where we can offer a warm welcome, emotional support, complementary therapies, activities and a nutritious lunch. Hope House will initially be open 2 days a week from 10.30am to 3.30pm and guests will be invited to attend on one of the two days.
North West Leicestershire needs to provide greater support for people with life limiting illnesses and with the support of local people, groups, organisations and companies, we believe that this can happen.
We would be delighted to talk to you or any group that you belong to about this most important issue, that could affect any of us.
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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