Serious Illness Support & Living Well

We are here to provide information, support and comfort for those with a recent cancer or serious illness diagnosis and continue that support through treatment to remission, or through the progression of the illness.

At our base at Jecca’s House, our aim is to help patients, their families and carers, live well with an advanced or terminal illness, by guiding them on how to manage the impact of their illness, cope with changes, improve wellbeing and remain as independent as possible.  

The service provides:

Cancer accounts for the majority of the patients we care for. However, we are also here to support anyone with a life limiting diagnosis.

Working closely with local GPs

Campden Home Nursing works closely with multiple surgeries across the region we serve, reaching out to patients and offering psychological support through one to one appointments, support groups and workshops held at Jecca’s House in Chipping Campden.

We also work closely with Freestyle 360 gym to provide fitness, well-being and nutritional advice in preparation for treatment or post-surgery.

Living well at Jecca’s House

At Jecca’s House, we will help you to live well by helping you to find ways to enhance your wellbeing, which we hope, in turn, will enable you to live your life in a happier, more fulfilling way.

We aim to offer a ‘home from home’ comfortable environment where those with a cancer diagnosis or serious illness can come for help, support and a listening ear. Most importantly, our staff will look after the patient, their carers and families and will be open to anyone in the local vicinity. Please see a map of the area we cover.

I really enjoy coming here – this is the best thing that has happened to me in a long time.
I love coming to the Men in Sheds on Tuesdays and Thursdays as I get to chat to everyone whilst we go about our morning. I especially love the relaxation therapy on a Tuesday. The session concludes with a group chat about anything we wish to talk through, over a slice of Kim’s homemade ginger cake and a nice cup of tea. BR

How our services can help patients and carers:

  • Monitoring and managing unstable symptoms
  • Guidance on coping with stress and anxiety
  • Advice on issues such as strength, balance, mobility and tiredness
  • Tips on diet, taste changes and weight gain/loss
  • Complementary therapy, meditation and emotional health therapies
  • Helping you to explore your creative side and nurture your talents
  • Teaching relaxation techniques
  • Guidance on advance care planning
  • Providing information, advice and support for patients, families and carers
  • A place to meet others and make supportive friendships

Jecca’s House accommodates offices on the top floor, as well as a Bereavement Room for counselling. Additionally, downstairs, there is a large drop in kitchen for initial meetings and chats over tea and cake. Furthermore, a Resource room is packed with literature and information on any cancer or other issue that a patient may need. In addition, an Activity Room is fully stocked with arts and crafts resources. This is a place where support groups can meet and participate in diversional therapies. The Day Room will give carers a place to enjoy some respite.

Seamless Support

Should one of our patients deteriorate, our Serious Illness Support Services ensures continuity of care and smooth transition from this service to our Hospice Care at Home Service, where our patients can be nursed at home should this be their wish.

Please see here for our timetable of activities and here for craft workshops

The Team

Heather Barley

Heather Barley heads the Serious Illness Support Service and she is supported by four Registered Nurses. One of the nurses is always on duty at Jecca’s House, from 9am-5pm.

Heather is a highly regarded registered nurse who has an extensive background in palliative care, having managed hospice at home teams and worked in the day hospice at Sue Ryder in her previous role. You can read more about Heather here.

This service is already helping many people and the feedback we’ve received has been really positive. We’d like to share some of that with you…

Tributes. Leave a tribute to a loved one

“I am in remission from Cancer at the moment but am still being contacted regarding my welfare. If I become ill again I know I will be surrounded by care in the community at its best.”


“I feel the level of care I receive could not be improved on. I feel that I am in the best hands which tells me that the service meets all of its objectives. Without being well lead it could not be effective, or responsive which would in turn impact the care and support given.”

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, a life limiting illness or are struggling post treatment or surgery, then feel free to get in touch independently if you feel we can be of any help.  If you have any questions, please call 01386 840505 or email

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