Today, Campden Home Nursing is opening a new Outreach Centre at Riverside Shopping Centre, Evesham, (opposite Coffee Break) meaning that local residents will now be able to access free support more easily, if they are suffering from a life-limiting illness, they are caring for anyone suffering from a life limiting illness, or if they are bereaved.
The charity already cares for patients in Evesham and surrounding villages, but the new Outreach Centre aims to reach out to more people needing our services.
Locals will be able to visit the centre to access information and advice every Tuesday and Thursday, between 9.30am-4.30pm, when there will be an experienced community nurse and the Centre Support Manager on hand to give advice, information and comfort to those needing support.
Campden Home Nursing provides the community with a much-needed service at Jecca’s House, its headquarters in Chipping Campden via a Serious Illness Support Service, a Hospice Care at Home Service, for patients who would like to stay at home, in familiar surroundings in the last weeks of their life and Bereavement Services (Bereavement Counselling, Bereavement Support Group and Play Therapy for children 4-11 years).
All services are free of charge.
Jecca’s House in Chipping Campden, accommodates offices, a large drop-in kitchen for initial meetings and chats over tea and cake, a Resource Room with literature and relevant information, an Activity Room with arts and crafts resources that is a place where support groups can meet and participate in diversional therapies. The lounge gives carers a place to enjoy some respite, and there is a newly-built therapeutic counselling space overlooking the beautiful garden. Also at Jecca’s House is a ‘Men in Sheds’ facility – a partnership with Cotswold Friends which provides a space where men (and ladies) can go to potter to meet people in a similar situation.
Helen Makaritis, Chief Executive Officer at Campden Home Nursing, said: “Our long-term strategy has always been to reach out to the wider community so that more people hear about all the services at Jecca’s House. So when we saw an opportunity to open an Outreach Centre in the middle of Evesham, we jumped at the chance. We hope that by having a presence in Evesham, we can replicate a mini Jecca’s – a place where people can come for support and information and where the kettle is always on .”