Hospice in the Weald is currently building the first Cottage Hospice in the UK, which will be open by Autumn 2019.
Cottage Hospice will place Hospice care back in the heart of communities in a new model of Service which has even more volunteer involvement and engagement with the local community than we have at Pembury.
As our fifth Service, Cottage Hospice will provide an environment in which family caregivers can continue to care for their loved ones in the last weeks or days of life, allowing more of our patients to continue to access compassionate, individualised, supportive and holistic care when they are unable to remain at home. As with all Hospice in the Weald Services, anyone who needs to access the Service will be able to do so free of charge.
Cottage Hospice will be run by highly skilled, trained volunteers supported by nursing staff. These volunteers will support family caregivers in continuing to care for their loved ones, using Informed: The family caregivers’ guide to the final days of life.
Hospice in the Weald staff are using their expertise to develop a range of Informed learning materials designed to enable and empower family caregivers caring for their loved ones in the final weeks or days of life. Our Hospice team of volunteers and staff have a wealth of experience in caring for people close to the end of life, and the Informed Guide will allow us to share this expertise with family caregivers to help them feel confident in delivering the best care possible. In some cases, the Informed Guide may simply confirm and consolidate what a family caregiver is already doing. In others, it will provide a vital support to guide them in times of need.
Building work has commenced at our Cottage Hospice site in Five Ashes, Mayfield. Find our Blog Post on our Breaking Ground Event:
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