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Changing people's perceptions is one of the biggest challenges we face in raising awareness of the help we can provide to those living with a life-limiting illness.

We have found personal stories help the most in overcoming people’s fears. We have created this area as a place to share the stories and experiences of patients, their family members and carers who have spent time with St Clare.

If you are interested in sharing your experience of our care to help others, please get in touch with our Communications Team.

All of the stories that have been shared with us are shown below. To find a story about a specific part of our care, please use the below filters:

Community Services     |     Day Therapy     |     Inpatient Unit

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Jennifer’s Story

“Illness takes away your independence. You become the illness that you have. But St Clare has shown me that I...

Jennifer’s Story

Lauren’s Story

“St Clare had given Dad the most beautiful and thoughtful gift to bring the magic of Christmas to him at...

Lauren’s Story

Keith’s Story

“I really appreciate everybody – my friends and the staff at St Clare who put themselves out – to do...

Keith’s Story

Val’s Story

“St Clare was just so good at being there in the background, like a safety net if I ever needed...

Val’s Story

Dan’s story

“From the first moment we stepped in, we were made to feel like it was our home from home. That...

Dan’s story

Katherine’s story

“Observing the way that St Clare cared for Dad, and seeing how personal it was, inspired me to become a...

Katherine’s story

Brian’s story

“The place and its surroundings have such a unique, tranquil atmosphere – there is nothing better. And it’s the warmth...

Brian’s story

Matthew’s story

“The unconditional care and support that they offered my mum was also offered to the rest of our family too,...

Matthew’s story

Michael’s story

“’Amazing’ just seems like such a standard word when you try to describe St Clare. There are just no words...

Michael’s story