Sessions in Barrow will provide support in community

Open sessions will increase the care and support a local hospice offers the Barrow community.

St Nicholas Hospice Care will officially launch its Barrow Open House sessions on Monday, July 17, in the Town Estate Room, Ley Road.

The sessions, which will continue to be held on the third Monday of every month from 2pm to 4pm, aim to offer support to those receiving end-of-life care and their loved ones, with staff and volunteers on hand to greet visitors and answer any questions they may have.

Angela Jiggins, an advanced practitioner for the hospice’s independent living team, said: “We are very excited that we are able to extend the support our hospice offers in the Barrow area.

“Our Open House sessions often act as an introduction to our hospice services. Sometimes taking the first step towards getting any sort of help can be daunting, but these sessions create a relaxed and friendly environment where people can come and be signposted to further help and guidance.

“Our sessions are there not only for those in the final chapters of their lives, but also their carers; and for those dealing with bereavement. We are here to support as well as provide a listening ear.”

The charity, which helps people across West Suffolk and Thetford, focuses on providing end-of-life care which is tailored to the individual and in the place they need it.

The hospice runs other Open House sessions in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Thetford, Sudbury, Stanton and Botesdale. You can just come along to any of the hospice’s Open House sessions; there is no need to book.

To find out more about the hospice and its Open House visit

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