Our Wellbeing Hub is bringing people with similar experiences together and helping them to form new support networks. Our education and networking events help people to meet and mix with others. These include regular events such as Café Clare.
Community learning and networking events
We are running a series of monthly community education events to help people learn more about hospice care. People attending can find out about the support available and how to cope with living with a life-limiting condition. These events draw on the expertise of our Community Engagement Team, our Patient and Family Support Services and our Therapy team. We will also invite other local organisations to these events to explain other support available to people in the local area.
The monthly events are running on the last Thursday of every month, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, at the Hospice. They include:
- Thursday 31st March: What is a hospice?
- Thursday 28th April: Wellbeing and self-care
- Thursday 26th May: Coping with change – this event has been postponed
- Thursday 30th June: Navigating the services
- Thursday 28th July: Planning for your future care
The sessions are open to everyone (including service users and carers). They create opportunities to learn and meet others who are in similar circumstances. You can book your free place by clicking on the hyperlinked events above.
In addition to these, our Community Space is now running regular volunteer-led activities. These sessions help people connect with others and participate in shared hobbies, including craft and ‘men’s shed’ activities.
Creative Arts Sessions
On the second and fourth Monday every month, 1.30pm – 4pm
We will be running a volunteer-led drop in art session for anyone who wants to join in. There is no need to book, people will be able to drop in at any time during this session and get creative. We welcome people patients, visitors, users of other services and people who want to meet others and connect over a free creative activity.
Every Wednesday, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Men’s Sheds are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge and, of course, a lot of laughter.
Our volunteer-led shed activities are open to all men. There is no need to book in advance of attending; people can drop in for part or all of the sessions.