The day therapy team at The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House has started a new service offering people with life-limiting illnesses an opportunity to meet other people facing similar challenges.
The service, called Monday Morning Meet Up, is aimed at people facing life-shortening diseases, such as cancer, COPD, Parkinsons Disease and Motor Neurone Disease. The team launched the new service at the beginning of March and have so far had excellent attendance.
It provides information and social support as well as specialist clinical therapies and is run every Monday morning at the Hillington hospice, between 10am and midday.
People affected by a life shortening illness are invited to visit the hospice to meet others with similar conditions and facing comparable experiences.
People are able to talk to hospice staff and volunteers to find out what support is available. Taster sessions of some of the therapies provided by the hospice are also available.
No appointment is necessary and refreshments are available.
Lyndsay Carter, chief executive of Norfolk Hospice said: “The Monday Morning Meet Up is providing a real lifeline to those attending. People living with life shortening diseases are often very isolated; many find it difficult to get out and about and meet new people. It is wonderful to be providing new specialist services after so much hard work and fundraising to build the new hospice.”
Pictured is one of the new Monday morning sessions at The Norfolk Hospice.