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Our predominantly Volunteer led support service

Volunteers help in the Day Hospice, in the Hospice Shops, in the Fundraising Department and at fundraising events. Volunteers also transport Patients to and from the Hospice as well as driving the Hospice minibus and help in the garden and offer bereavement support.

Pre-bereavement support

Caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness and preparing to say goodbye is incredibly hard. We are here to provide emotional support to adults and children (from the age of 5 years old) to help you cope with what is happening and prepare for the future.  

Adult bereavement support

Going through a bereavement can be a very lonely and isolating time. Our adult support sessions provide a space for you to offload and express your feelings in a confidential, supportive space. We recognise that grief is not something you ever "get over" - but we can help you learn to manage and live with your grief. Our adult bereavement support is provided through individual 1:1 sessions working with a member of staff or a trained volunteer, or in a supportive group session with others who are at a similar stage in their grief.   

Children's bereavement support

Children grieve and express their emotions in very different ways to adults. We are here to help children make sense of a death, understand their grief and create their own first aid kit of coping strategies. All of our children's emotional support sessions are bespoke, utilising creative ways of working that are appropriate to the age of the child and capture their specific interests. Parents/guardians help to form the basis of the sessions and are kept informed of their child's progress throughout.  

Contact us

For more information, or to access support, please call the team on 02476 865431. 

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**Please note that all services are currently provided virtually via phone or online video calling appointments** 

Our services

The Mary Ann Evans Hospice offers a warm and welcoming home from home environment and was established to enhance the quality of life to people who have a secondary life limiting illness, such as Cancer, Heart Failure and Motor Neurone Disease.

Care and support is offered to our patients and their families/carers of all cultures and faiths, what ever their needs:- physical, emotional, psychological, social or spiritual.

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The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is your local community hospice whose aim is to provide specialised care, support and advice to patients and their families when living with a life limiting illness.

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