Community Engagement Update – March Edition
New monthly craft group at the hospice
We are very pleased to be working with local charity Hampden Park Shed (part of Age Concern Eastbourne) to provide a monthly craft group in our Street Café. The new group is run by volunteers from the shed and is open to all! The next sessions are as follows:
- Monday 24th April 2pm-3.30pm
- Monday 22nd May 2pm-3.30pm
- Monday 19th June 2pm-3.30pm.
We would love to see you there. To find out more contact Kathryn Sutter (Community Engagement Navigator) on 01323 423279.
Getting out and about
Kathryn our Community Engagement Navigator recently went to visit the Care for the Carers Carer group in Eastbourne to discuss hospice services and the support we can offer. If you are a carer and would like to join a local carers group you can find out more about this Eastbourne group and groups in Hailsham, Seaford and Uckfield run by Care for the Carers here. They also run online support groups. If the loved one you support is under the care of the hospice you are welcome to come to our Hub Drop In each Tuesday in our café from 2pm-4pm for peer support. This drop in also provides the opportunity to talk to a nurse and members of the therapies team.
Making more Community Connections
We have been delighted to continue meeting local organisations and to share and learn the many ways in which we can all support our community. This month Lucy, our Community Engagement Lead attended several networking events including a Social Prescribing Day organised by the Victoria Primary Care Network. The event, held at The Foundry in the Beacon was a morning to celebrate Social Prescribing, recognising link workers, the work they do and the local community. This was a great opportunity to meet others and learn more about external services and activities that may be of interest to our patients and their families.