We also help adults and children in north east Essex who have been bereaved, regardless of how or where their loved one died.
We support members of our community, helping them make their own choices and live with dignity. By focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, we aim to bring comfort and relief to all those who need it, offering the people of north east Essex individual care and total support, regardless of their diagnosis or personal circumstances.
Our support is provided where and when it is needed, whether at home, at the Hospice or over the phone through our 24/7 advice line, SinglePoint.
St Helena Hospice is an independent charity, providing our services free of charge. Only 27% of our income comes from the NHS. That means 73% of the income needed to run St Helena is raised through the local community giving donations, buying in St Helena shops, paying for care from Radfield Home Care in support of St Helena, playing Your Hospice Lottery, and leaving gifts in Wills.
We rely heavily on the help and generosity of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers. Without them we wouldn’t be here.
We all share a common goal: to be here for everyone who needs us, when they need us, helping life to go on in the face of dying, death and bereavement.
We want more people to have dignity and choice at end of life.
St Helena is a member of the North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance, a collective of government, healthcare and voluntary organisations, we work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. Find out more on the North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance website
St Helena Hospice opened its doors on 20th May 1985. Behind the scenes, a group of passionate volunteers had been talking since 1979 about setting up a hospice for north east Essex.View more
Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of adults and children and protect them from abuse, risk and harm. It's also about educating those around them to recognise the signs and dangers.View more
When you make a donation to St Helena Hospice, we are charged transactional fees by other companies, including fees for processing payments made to us, looking up addresses and validating bank account details.
We are very grateful to our donors who offer to offset some of these fees with a minor addition to their total amount. This is however completely optional and we are very grateful for your support whether or not you choose to contribute to processing fees.Close
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