Hi, I’m Devika, Farleigh's new Hospice Engagement Lead!

I love working at Farleigh, the people are kind and generous and the work is important and inspiring. My new role is going to be constantly developing to meet the needs of the mid Essex community.

I will be engaging with staff, volunteers, medical professionals and service users to find out what we are doing well and what we can be doing better, this will happen through a variety of forums, workshops, surveys, conversations, etc. This information will contribute to the delivery and development of our strategy and support future service redesigns.

I will be liaising with existing community groups and engagement schemes to see how we can alleviate some of the needs of our users. This might look like befriending services, dog walkers; social groups etc. opportunities that will encourage resilience and empowerment. This area of work will be about enhancing the support that we are able to offer to our service users.

Last but not least, I will be ensuring that the work of Farleigh Hospice is promoted within the mid Essex area. Part of this work will be done by seeking and sharing real stories, as the best people to promote our work are those who have experienced it first-hand.

I am excited to have this opportunity to contribute to the absolutely wonderful work that Farleigh Hospice does. If you have any questions at all, I really do want to hear about what you think. Phone: 01245 933714 Email: [email protected]