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How to cope with grief on Father's Day
Posted by on June 11th 2019 in Featured, General
How to cope with grief on Father's Day


When it feels like everyone around you is buying cards, writing Father's Day messages on social media or spending time with parents, how do you cope if you're grieving the loss of your dad? 

Everyone grieves differently and will find different things challenging or comforting. It may be that not all...

Hospiscare@Home - The Care Comes to You Hospiscare@Home - The Care Comes to You


Responding to the needs of the local communities in and around Seaton and Axminster, Hospiscare@Home provides 24/7 hands-on nursing support at home for people with a life-limiting illness in the final months or weeks of life.
 

The service is provided by local charity Hospiscare and is generously supported by...

Cycling, poetry and Hospiscare – how Richard is dealing with cancer and kidney disease
Posted by on May 20th 2019 in Featured, General
Richard adapts cycling to the trike

Richard Owens, 76, from Honiton, was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease over 27 years ago. During this time Richard has been on different types of dialysis, medication and had a kidney transplant.

Eighteen months ago Richard found out that he also had prostate cancer and secondary cancer in his spine....

Hospiscare shop in Ottery St Mary officially re-opened by long serving volunteer after re-furbishment Hospiscare shop in Ottery St Mary officially re-opened by long serving volunteer after re-furbishment

The Hospiscare Shop in Ottery St Mary was officially reopened on Thursday 25th May by shop volunteer, Margaret Ford.

 “It’s a real honour to reopen the shop,” says Margaret. “It looks so different."

Margaret has been volunteering at the shop since it opened 28 years ago. “Being a volunteer in the shop is great”, says...

Life-limiting illness and body image
Posted by on May 17th 2019 in Featured, General
Woman standing on the beach

We all worry about our appearance from time to time, but when illness changes the way we look it can be more challenging that we’d anticipated. The changes our bodies go through due to illness and treatment can make us feel like we’re not ourselves.

If you or someone you know...