Ex-nurse helps carers and the bereaved through isolation of lockdown
Seventy-four-year-old Sue Gray has spent her life looking after patients and their families – and the challenges of Covid have not deterred the retired nurse from reaching out to others. She lost her own husband to cancer 11 years ago, says: “Since lockdown I have been making about 14 calls every week, phoning people who would usually attend the bereavement group or the Carers Cuppa.”
Hospice patients take a snapshot of lockdown life
With a focus on storytelling through photography, the 'Snapshot' project enabled our Wellbeing patients to document their experience of lockdown and provide a snapshot into their lives during this unusual time.
Christmas appeal recognition on ITV News
ITV Meridian and South East coverage of the new rendition for silent night in support of our hospice .
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: My role as a Children’s Care Assistant
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
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…
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
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...
“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
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
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.
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.