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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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Cathy’s story

"It only takes a second for your life to change entirely. Before my husband Jim was diagnosed with an incurable...

Cathy’s story

Janet’s story

"St Clare made my husband Nodge’s life bearable and it was a great relief knowing they were there for him,...

Janet’s story

Chrissie’s story

"As soon as I arrive at St Clare for Day Therapy, a sense of calmness comes over me that is...

Chrissie’s story

Michael’s story

"My wife Jacqueline loved bringing our family together round the table for fantastic food and good conversation. Sharing a meal...

Michael’s story

Valery’s story

"It’s hard to describe all the ways St Clare Hospice has impacted on my life, but put simply, this is...

Valery’s story

Marilyn’s story

"I thought I was going to St Clare to die; I was so weak. But, the way St Clare cares...

Marilyn’s story

Linda’s story

"When my husband Richard was first referred to the Hospice, as his carer I had no idea the support offered...

Linda’s story

Richard’s story

"Losing control of your muscles affects you in so many ways – it’s like riding a bike with the brakes...

Richard’s story

Maureen’s story

"When my sister Margaret was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago, it devastated the whole family. It started with...

Maureen’s story