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glyn berry

How Glyn is caring for our community

It was by chance that Glyn became a social worker at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, but it’s a role she loves and wouldn’t change for the world. This is Glyn’s story.

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maria

Maria: 25 years of care

I’m so proud of what we are able to do now, at the Hospice and in the community – and know how much more needs to be done.

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Mark: spending time with the people who are important

Mark wasn’t sure what to expect but he found the Hospice made a real difference to him and the people he cared about. This is his story.

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cesca

Cesca and Roy: Day Hospice as a lifeline

A few years ago Cesca was introduced to the Hospice’s Occupational Therapist who suggested that attending the Day Hospice might be beneficial to both her and her husband Roy. Since then she has been attending twice a week, and it has made a huge difference to the quality of her life.

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Kay's story - greenwich hospice

Kay: support for someone with dementia

Kay’s father was diagnosed with dementia and the Hospice supported him and the family. This is Kay’s story. ‘Lisa asked if I’d tell you about my Dad and how she helped him – well, all of us really – to cope as he reached the end of his days. And I’m really happy to do so. … Continued

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hilary's story - greenwich hospice

Hilary: how Day Hospice made a difference

‘I’ve met so many people and everyone’s friendly. We talk, have a laugh. It’s made a hell of difference to my life.’ Coming to the Day Hospice made a big difference to Hilary. She lived in the same house in Thamesmead for 42 years and, for the last three years of her life, ill health … Continued

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mick nad paula's story

Mick and Paula: in the driving seat

Many of the people who come to the Day Hospice rely on volunteers like Mick and Paula. Married for 43 years, they wanted to find a volunteer activity they could do together in retirement and jumped at the chance to become a driver and a driver’s escort. ‘It gives you a purpose and makes you … Continued

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