Hospice care is about life and living, not just death and dying. If this surprises you then you are not alone. So many people fear it is simply a place to go to die. This is one of the myths that surround the word ‘hospice’. Sadly people turn down the offer of help because of this fear, not realising that a hospice is not a building but a very special way of caring.

Hospice care helps people to live as actively as possible from the point at which their illness is diagnosed as incurable, to the end of their lives, however long that may be. It carries on caring for families and carers beyond the death of the person.

Living with a life-limiting illness can affect every aspect of your life and those around you. Farleigh Hospice recognises this and offers a range of clinical services to support you and those close to you. We can provide:

  • Someone who can talk to you about your illness and treatments, and answer any questions you may have right now and about what may happen in the future
  • Someone to talk to about how you are feeling
  • Support and encouragement to live and enjoy your life as much as possible
  • Referral to and liaison with other services you may need

Our services are tailored around each individual’s needs and aim to take into account problems that might be encountered because of your illness. You might need advice about benefits you can access, support to enable you to manage your illness at home or a chance to talk through any fears. 

Services at Farleigh Hospice include:

Please click here for information on how to be referred to our services.