Professor Bee Wee CBE, is joining Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as Visiting Professor

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is thrilled to announce that Professor Bee Wee CBE will be joining the team as Visiting Professor.

Bee will be coming to Dorset once a year to give a talk to local hospice and end of life care palliative care teams, healthcare professionals, GPs and medical and clinical students to further inspire and develop palliative care education in the local area.

Her knowledge and expertise in the end of life sector will be an invaluable opportunity for healthcare professionals education in Dorset.

Professor Bee Wee has been an integral member of the group who recently reviewed and refreshed the framework of the ‘The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action’, published in 2021 and originally launched in 2015, and highlighted the importance of personalised end of life care, focusing on what matters to people and their loved ones and making sure professionals are prepared, confident and competent. The synergy between Lewis-Manning’s organisation values and work it’s doing with other local palliative care providers on ‘Closer to Home’ end of life care projects and the Care Opinion project to ensure there is a safe, secure, impartial and anonymous way for patients to give feedback on the care they have received, makes Professor Bee Wee the ideal Visiting Professor for the hospice charity.

Clare Gallie, Chief Executive at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care said, “We are very excited for Professor Bee Wee to join Lewis-Manning as our Visiting Professor. It is so kind of her to come to Dorset to speak to us, the first Educational Lecture is planned for Friday 4th March 2022, in the afternoon. Our clinical team is delighted to be able to learn and develop their skills and knowledge so that we can continue to provide extraordinary hospice care for people in our community and we plan to open this opportunity to our partners across the Dorset care system.”

Professor Bee Wee CBE commented, “I am honoured to accept the generous invitation to become Visiting Professor to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and look forward to speaking to the hospice team and other healthcare professionals and teams, in Dorset, who work in palliative care. I hope my words will encourage, inspire and build on what has already been achieved in improving end of life care in the local area, so that more people can live and die well.”

About Professor Bee Wee CBE (taken from NHS England’s website) Professor Bee Wee CBE,   National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Bee is Clinical Lead and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Michael Sobell House and Katharine House Hospice, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Professor at University of Oxford, where she is also a Fellow of Harris Manchester College.  Bee is Honorary Professor at Sichuan University, China, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science at Oxford Brookes University. As NCD, she led the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People and is co-chair of the National Partnership for Palliative and End of Life Care which was responsible for publishing the ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: a national framework for local action’ in 2015. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2020 for services to palliative and end of life care.

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Bereavement & family support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area. To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.
Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

lewis-manning.org.uk             Registered charity no. 1120193

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care scholarship launched for Bournemouth University​ Adult Nursing students

Adult Nursing students at Bournemouth University, with an interest in end of life care, will receive funding and support from the Dorset-based charity, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, thanks to a new scholarship.

Students interested in the hospice care sector will be able to apply for three scholarships on offer for the September 2021/22 academic year.

The successful applicants will receive £3,000 and a range of support from Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, which could include travel costs, online learning or conference opportunities, and the chance to shadow a Lewis-Manning Hospice Care nurse.

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity, helping to care and support local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families across East Dorset and Purbeck.  It offers a range of services, including day hospice (in person and virtual), lymphoedema and better breathing respiratory clinics, bereavement and family support, which are run by their expert and specialist clinical team. Their aim is to help as many local people as possible, who are dealing with a life limiting illness, to live their lives well.

Clare Gallie, CEO at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care advised, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Bournemouth University on this fantastic new scholarship opportunity and open new doors for students interested in hospice care.  We see the value of investing in student nurses to encourage their interest in palliative and end of life care and have ambitions to develop more collaborative educational partnerships into the future. We are keen to help, support and nurture the talent from Bournemouth University and encourage student nurses into end of life care and be able to show them what an interesting and rewarding career pathway this can be.”

The scholarships are available for Bournemouth University students who are progressing into the final year of BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing or MSc Adult Nursing and have kindly been supported though a gift to Lewis-Manning from the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Dr Sue Baron, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing said: “Nurses in end of life and palliative care make a real difference to patients and their families when they most need support, providing care and kindness during difficult times.

“This scholarship will enable students who have an interest in palliative care to develop their knowledge, skills and practice, alongside their BU degree.

“The opportunity to learn directly from Lewis-Manning Hospice Care staff and receive assistance with professional development activity is invaluable and will support the successful applicants in their future careers helping people when they need it most.”

To find out more about the scholarships and the application process, visit:www.bournemouth.ac.uk/lewis-manning-scholarship

 

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care 
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Bereavement & family support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.
To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist. Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.
Registered charity no. 1120193

 

About Bournemouth University
 
Bournemouth University inspires learning, advances knowledge and enriches society worldwide, through our research, our education, and in the impact of our staff, students and graduates.
 
In 2020, BU was named among the top 100 young universities, and 56th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2021. BU’s teaching excellence has been recognised with a TEF Silver Award.
 
For more information please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk.

Lewis-Manning ‘Loving Your Garden’ campaign and partners with Dorset horticulturist David Hurrion

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has launched a brand-new campaign called
‘Loving Your Garden’. The initiative will run for 4 months, from 4 th May until
the end of August. The charity hospice is encouraging everyone to fall in love
with their outdoor spaces this Spring and Summer. With the help of  David
Hurrion, acclaimed gardening journalist and associate editor of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, and the charity’s fantastic prize draw, all of Dorset will be sure to achieve a space they love!

David Hurrion said, “For me, gardens and growing spaces are not just
somewhere to grow plants, but they are all about people and memories. They
help to forge links between the generations and allow us to grow plants that
remind us of loved ones, relations and friends. And these memories are all the
more important during end-of-life care, which is why I am delighted to be
supporting the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care ‘Loving Your Garden’ campaign
which is all about sharing our special places in our local area.”

Area Fundraiser Vicki Gray advised, “We are really excited to be launching
‘Loving Your Garden’ it’s an opportunity for people to showcase and celebrate
their favourite garden spaces, whether that be a garden, a kitchen windowsill,
balcony, prized allotment or a public space that inspires them. We will be
asking the public to share images of their favourite spaces on social media
using the hashtag #LovingYourGarden.

“We are delighted that last year’s Glorious Gardens judge and Dorset
horticulturist David Hurrion is supporting the charity again.
“Each month there will be a specific focus and theme; how gardens can help to
promote mental health, physical health, social and environmental health.
With David’s help we will also be providing monthly videos to support our
themes. He will be offering advice, hints, tips and guidance to supporters to
enable and encourage them to further develop, enjoy and love their gardening
spaces. We all know after the challenging year we’ve all experienced how
important being outdoors is and the mental health benefits it brings. Video
content will include items such as how to invite wildlife into your garden,
making your garden eco-friendly, staying fit in the garden and much more.
”As part of ‘Loving Your Garden’ we will be running a Summer Prize Draw, with
some fabulous prizes including a garden dining set, bistro table and chairs, a hanging egg chair, an Ooni pizza oven, plus many more garden goodies. We are extremely grateful for the generosity and support of local companies, including Dunelm, Eco Sustainable Solutions, Fire in a Box, Bex Triggs Yoga and Wilson PT, who have donated prizes for the prize draw.”

Tickets for the prize draw cost just £2 a ticket and can be purchased from the
website lewis-manning.org.uk/loving-your-garden  #LovingYourGarden

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing
extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness
across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care
services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to
home.
These include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Family bereavement & support
Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services,
based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.
To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we
could not exist. Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.
Registered charity no. 1120193

Barker Dry Cleaning & Laundry shows incredible support for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ campaign

Barker Dry Cleaning and Laundry has shown incredible support for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and has purchased 3,000 seed packets to join in the hospice’s ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ campaign and give them to the business’s private laundry customers.

Matthew Barker, MD of Barker, the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists Dry Cleaner said, “When I heard about the ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ initiative I felt it was a great opportunity to give a little gift to my customers whilst helping my local hospice. This amazing charity has recently helped the family of a member of our staff, and this is an opportunity to say thank you, whilst spreading the word so others can be helped.

“We will also be helping the Lewis- Manning Hospice Care ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ campaign to raise money by selling seed packets in our dry cleaning shops in Sherborne, Bournemouth, Ashley Cross in Poole and Ferndown.”

Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Nicki Cluley added, “We are thrilled to have the support of Barker. Their generosity is wonderful and will make a huge difference to the lives of the patients that we are supporting.

“In these uncertain times, there is one thing we can always be sure of, which is Lewis-Manning nurses will go above and beyond to care for families across East Dorset and Purbeck. They bring sunshine into patients lives during some of the most difficult times they will ever face. The ‘Grow Some Sunshine’ campaign is all about bringing families and communities together to grow giant sunflowers this summer! We want to fill the gardens of Dorset and those of Barker customers with their bold, bright and summery faces as a huge thank you to all of our nurses, supporters and community who ensure we can keep providing much-needed hospice care.”

About Barker 
Barker is a high-quality fabric care and manufacturing business specialising in the improvement of established markets, from laundry to shirt making. Fully traceable, ethically grown and woven cotton of the highest quality is used to manufacture its bed linen range whilst also being the global leader in the supply of starched dress wear to the legal profession and the film, TV and theatre industries. Their work can be seen in Downton Abbey, Poirot and Mr Selfridge, to name just a few. Barker are now the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists Dry Cleaner, with a heritage dating back to 1861. www.barkergroup.co.uk

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.
These include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Bereavement & family support
Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.
To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.
Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers. www.lewis-manning.org.uk
Registered charity no. 1120193

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Care South form Charity Partnership

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Care South have formed a charity partnership and will be working on a series of initiatives together.

Care South’s CEO, Simon Bird said, “The two charities, Care South and Lewis- Manning Hospice Care share very similar values, which is why we are so pleased to cement our relationship with this partnership. There is so much that we intend to achieve together over the coming months and years, starting with our office and care home teams taking up the initiatives of Lewis-Manning and helping to raise funds to support the incredible work that they do in the communities, which our care homes sit at the heart of. Those initiatives build on the food, fun and friendship that is so apparent at all Care South’s care homes.  The team are going to be busy getting involved in Lewis-Manning’s “The Great Dorset Tea Party” and “Grow Some Sunshine” in the next few weeks to kickstart our fundraising for the charity.”

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care CEO, Clare Gallie added, “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Care South, it is such a valued and important partnership to have.  We have been so appreciative of everything that Care South have supported us with in the past and are delighted to be further strengthening our relationship by working and collaborating with them in the future. Their support will make a huge difference to the lives of the patients and families with life limiting illnesses that we help and support in Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset.”

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Bereavement & family support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.
To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.
Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.
Registered charity no. 1120193

About Care South
Care South is a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of residential, dementia and nursing care, with 16 care homes as well as Care at Home services, across the south of England.

https://www.care-south.co.uk/about-care-south/care-south-heart-values/

High Sheriff of Dorset shows support for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Michael Dooley FRCOG, the newly declared High Sheriff of Dorset, has visited Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and looks forward to fully supporting the charity during his term in office. He took time out to visit the hospice on his maiden official visit in his new role.

Michael said, “I am thrilled to be able to help Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. It was a real privilege to meet with the Director of Fundraising Tom Goodinge, Day Hospice Clinical Team Manager Debbie Tallick-Wyatt, Director of Finance and Operations Alison Dean and Trustee Timothy Lee,  to understand more about the challenges and opportunities that the charity has faced over recent months.  It was brilliant to hear about the fantastic new services and initiatives that have evolved during the pandemic and to learn that the hospice is doing such amazing work for the patients and families that it supports with life-limiting illnesses in the local communities of East Dorset & Purbeck.

“I’m hoping that my support will help to further raise awareness of Lewis-Manning, encourage additional fundraising and allow me to make introductions for the charity.

“During my term in office I am also looking forward to taking part in the charity’s Jurassic Coast Trek Challenge in October. It’s a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the beauty of our Dorset coastline and raise funds for a much-needed local cause at the same time.”

CEO Clare Gallie, “To have Michael’s support in his role as Dorset High Sheriff is invaluable. He was introduced to us by the former High Sheriff, Philip Warr, who championed the charity and worked with us during his time in this role in 2019.  Philip was so passionate about continuing his relationship with the hospice that he joined us as a Patron of the charity last year. We very much look forward to hosting events at the hospice for Michael and other guests and volunteers to attend and including him in our vibrant and active hospice community.”

Trustee Timothy Lee added, “We all thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Michael, it was a real pleasure to get to know him and to learn more about his role too.”

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:

– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Bereavement & family support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.
To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.
Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

Registered charity no. 1120193

Star Tech select Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as Charity of the Year

Poole based, independent Mercedes, BMW & Jaguar Specialist, Star Tech Ltd has chosen Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as its charity of the year

Founder and MD Matthew Peacock said, “My grandmother received brilliant and invaluable support from Lewis-Manning Hospice Care many years ago.  She used to enjoy attending the day hospice. We really understand the amazing work the charity does and the impact that having a life-limiting illness can have on patients and their families in our community, but how Lewis-Manning are always there to help and support during the most difficult time some people will ever face. Our non-executive Board member Philip Warr is also a Patron of the hospice and he kindly reintroduced us to the charity after all these years.  We are delighted to be collaborating with the charity and can’t wait to get involved and to support in many ways like fundraising events, campaigns, volunteering and introduce the charity to our team of staff.

Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Nicki Cluley added, “We are thrilled to have the support and commitment from Star Tech and to meet Matt and Tina Peacock. We’re looking forward to reporting back on their fundraising and involvement over the coming months and are proud to be working with such a reputable local business in the heart of the local community that the hospice covers.”

For more information about Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, their services, fundraising and ways in which you can support them, please visit lewis-manning,org.uk or call  01202 708470.

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:

– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Family bereavement & support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.

To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

Registered charity no. 1120193

About Star Tech Specialising in Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar, MINI and Smart Based In Poole, Dorset.  https://star-tech.co.uk/

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care launches new Mobile Lymphoedema Clinic

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has launched a brand-new Mobile Clinic to support cancer patients with Lymphoedema. The new mobile clinic is part of the hospice’s plan to bring its services closer to people’s homes. Initially the clinic will be open every Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm at Kings Park in Boscombe with plenty of free parking for patients, meaning people do not have to deal with the stress and costs of travelling miles to the hospice.

CEO Clare Gallie said, “We are delighted to launch and trial this new initiative, which is allowing us to provide our extraordinary hospice care, closer to home.  It is critically important we can provide support when people need it – especially right now whilst people are struggling with the added complications that have been imposed by the pandemic.

“This new mobile space is light, warm and has a friendly atmosphere, with the same clinical standards you’d find in our hospice. Our dedicated team of specialist nurses means you will see the same reassuring faces each time, with the benefit of us bringing our services closer to you. We are thrilled to be working with Welsh cancer charity Tenovus Cancer Care, hiring their mobile unit for this service. We are also extremely grateful for the support of Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council on this initiative and allowing the unit to be parked for free in the Kings Park car park.”

Anyone wishing to be referred from Bournemouth, Christchurch and the surrounding areas simply needs to be registered with a GP surgery within East Dorset and have been diagnosed with Lymphoedema which has been caused by cancer and/or its treatment. You can be referred to the Lymphoedema Clinic by any health care professional directly linked to your care. Visit lewis-manning.org.uk/lymphoedema-clinic for more information and how to access our amazing service.

www.lewis-manning.org.uk

​Lewis-Manning Hospice Care launch Virtual Day Hospice service to combat loneliness and support patients with life-limiting illnesses

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care have launched their Virtual Day Hospice service thanks to a generous grant from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund.  The brand-new service was introduced in response to the restrictions of COVID-19 and aims to offer patients with life-limiting illnesses a chance to really connect with each other and with the hospice’s clinical nursing team.

Senior Day Hospice Nurse, Mandy Harris said, “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect so many aspects of our lives, we have had to temporarily close our Day Hospice to ensure the safety of our patients, while continuing to support them at home. However, launching the Virtual Day Hospice is one of the platforms allowing us to continue to provide expert palliative advice and essential support to adults in East Dorset and Purbeck who are living with a life-limiting illness.

“So many of our patients feel socially isolated at this time, so we aim to provide much-needed social interaction for those people who are shielding at home. The purpose of these sessions is to promote a sense of wellbeing and a positive approach to living with a life limiting illness, as well as to alleviate the feeling of loneliness that patients may be experiencing and giving clinical advice and support.”

The online programme will include a diverse mix of activities, including;
·       Access to a team of experts who specialise in palliative and holistic care
·       An opportunity for a private one-to-one consultation with a member of the nursing team
·       Gentle exercise
·       Mindfulness and relaxation sessions
·       A chance for peer support through socialising, allowing patients to be connected with other people with life-limiting illnesses
·       Fun interactive activities such as quizzes, art and poetry
·       Diversionary therapy
·       Guest speakers

The Virtual Day Hospice will be via group and one-to-one video sessions, with spaces limited to allow maximum benefit for all participants. Sessions will be hosted by our Day Hospice staff with guest speakers and professionals attending during drop-in sessions. Patients will be part of a 10-week programme initially, which is subsequently reviewed to meet patient needs and offer the support required. There will also be drop-in sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, between 2pm-3.30pm.

Mandy added, “We are incredibly fortunate to have received funding for this project and it has allowed us to purchase tablets to ensure that all of our patients will have access to this service. All patients have been issued with a comprehensive tablet IT user guide, with clinical staff and volunteers delivering these to their homes and on hand to guide and support with usage. We want to say a huge thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for making this funding possible.

“Even when restrictions ease and patients are able to come back into the hospice, this service will still continue in order that patients have more choice and can continue to access support in the comfort of their own home.”

Do you know someone with a life limiting illness who would benefit from this unique Closer to Home service? Please contact Lewis-Manning Hospice Care who will be able to help, visit www.lewis-manning.co.uk or call 01202 708470 and ask for our Day Hospice Team.

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic
– Better breathing clinic
– Family bereavement & support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.

To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

Registered charity no. 1120193

New support for Volunteers at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care with ambitions to grow the volunteering team

Nicola Garsden has joined Lewis-Manning Hospice Care in the role of Volunteers Manager. She has vast charity and healthcare knowledge and experience, having previously worked in the hospice sector for 13 years.

Nicola said, “I am really looking forward to getting to know all of our amazing volunteers and have ambitions to really support and grow the team.  At Lewis-Manning Hospice Care we are always looking for new recruits and have a huge variety of different roles to fill: retail, day hospice, drivers, administration and complementary therapy. Not only would you be helping the charity and people in your local community, there are many personal benefits from volunteering, ranging from confidence building, to socialising, meeting new friends, gaining new skills and experience, which can be transferable to the workplace.

“We would also love to achieve the ‘Investing in volunteers’ accreditation, which is a UK quality standard for good practise in volunteer management. We really want to make every volunteer that comes to us feel truly valued and part of a brilliant team that’s achieving great things for our local patients.

“I would urge anyone interested in becoming a volunteer to get in contact, you can reach me by email Nicola.Garsden@lewis-manning.org.uk  or call 01202 708470.

CEO Clare Gallie advised, “We are delighted to welcome Nicola.  She joins at a pivotal time in our growth and will be an invaluable member of the team. We have a number of fantastic volunteers who help us to deliver our care and support our office and fundraising initiatives without them we simply would not be able to help the local people that we are here to care for, and with Nicola’s experience and drive I am sure she will bring many more fantastic people on board to help.”

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Family bereavement & support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.

To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

www.lewis-manning.org.uk      Registered charity no. 1120193