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Support our Festive Appeal

St Christopher’s has recently started building works on a brand new Education Centre, the Learning Hub. We will be using our new Learning Hub to offer pioneering training for family members, carers and the general public so that they are empowered to play a larger part in caring for their loved o ...READ MORE

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Pledge to reduce loneliness signed by leading dementia experts

St Christopher’s called for a new societal approach to people with dementia at a conference at the Royal Society of Medicine yesterday. It is estimated that one in three people over the age of 65 years who die, will have some form of dementia.* This means enormous challenges must be overcome if we ...READ MORE

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Meet the Coach4Care pioneers!

Last week, 10 inspiring ex-carers were professionally trained to become coaches for current carers of people with progressive illnesses. The training took place over three days at St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham with the support of Animas coaching company and Innovation Unit, a not for profit ...READ MORE

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Candle marks its 20th Anniversary

St Christopher’s service for children and young people facing loss, Candle Child Bereavement Service, marked its 20th Anniversary this week, coinciding with national Children’s Grief Awareness Week (15-21 November). Over 20 local young people, plus Candle staff and specially trained voluntee ...READ MORE

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Bereavement Help Points

With three centres already set up in Lewisham, Bromley and Crystal Palace and plans for a forth one in Croydon; our new Bereavement Help Points are part of a pioneering project to assist people in our communities seeking support following bereavement. Created by St Giles Hospice in the West M ...READ MORE

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Coaching for carers

Coach4Care is an initiative that has been set up to train ex-carers to become coaches for current carers who are looking after someone with a life limiting illness. Coach4Care believes experienced carers are best placed to support people who are caring because they truly understand what it is lik ...READ MORE

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Dementia awareness for all

St Christopher’s Hospice has joined-up with Leah Lodge Care Home in Blessington Road, Blackheath to offer information and advice about living with dementia. The short series of three sessions will run on 6, 13 and 20 November 2018 from 2pm until 4pm and are free to attend and open to all. The s ...READ MORE

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Erica’s lavender ball

A Chislehurst resident, Erica Wilson, 66, has raised a phenomenal £14,000 in just one night for St Christopher’s, after they looked after her husband, Peter Wilson, before he died two and a half years ago. Erica held a lavender-themed ball - lavender being her husband’s favourite flower ...READ MORE

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Learning Hub update

This Hospice Care Week, we are launching a campaign to raise £200,000 to fit-out and start running a specialised, training Skills Lab for local people, in our brand new education building in Sydenham. The Skills Lab will be a space in which people of south east London who want to look after someone ...READ MORE

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Living Well at Home

In its first 12 months, 123 people have benefitted from our Living Well at Home service which helps people to remain independent, achieve their goals and improve their lives. The service is led by the Rehabilitation Team but relies on the time and skills of volunteers to support patien ...READ MORE