Hospice at Hillington launches range of services for grieving

Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House has expanded its bereavement services since moving into its Hillington base. ANL-150429-165152001
Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House has expanded its bereavement services since moving into its Hillington base. ANL-150429-165152001

The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House has launched a range of new services aimed at bereaved people.

The hospice has, for many years provided bereavement support, but the move into the new purpose built hospice at Hillington has allowed this service to expand, caring for more people through a range of specialist services.

A group of dedicated volunteers who have all undergone specialist training, provide much of the support to bereaved people through one to one sessions and telephone support. They also run a number of groups for people who have been bereaved including a gardening club, a walking group and coffee mornings, such as the one pictured above.

Lyndsay Carter, chief executive at the hospice, said: “Providing ongoing support to people in the local area who have been bereaved is a huge part of the care we provide as an organisation. The bereavement service is offered to friends and family of hospice patients – however, the services are open to the wider public. The support can be accessed at any point following bereavement. Everyone experiences grief in a different way and the support we provide is very much tailored to the individual’s needs.”

To access the bereavement services provided by the hospice, call bereavement coordinator, Louise Clark on 01485 601700. Picture: Submitted