Hospice in the Home

More than two thirds of the patients and families we care for are supported in their place of residence, such as their own home or a care home or nursing home.

We help our patients to make their own choices and live with dignity by visiting and supporting them and their families at home.

Our Hospice in the Home team includes a number of different services offering individual care and total support to local people living with incurable illness. These services exist to complement, not replace other local health and social care providers, such as GPs, community nurses and social services – and we work very closely with our colleagues at these providers to ensure the best possible care is provided to those in need.

Hospice in the Home includes:

SinglePoint – our 24/7 advice, support and care coordination hub. Our SinglePoint team can make an assessment over the phone, or visit if necessary, and help people access the support they need when they need it. Find out more about SinglePoint.

Virtual Ward - provides personal care and support at home to people in the last weeks of life, helping with all hygiene needs such as washing and mouth care, as well as providing support to the family. Find out more about Virtual Ward.

Community clinical nurse specialists - when pain or symptoms are proving difficult to control or if there are complex needs, a CNS or other community service can visit a patient at home to provide support.

Counsellors, family support, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants can also visit to provide additional emotional, practical and spiritual advice and support to help people stay as independent as possible and to improve quality of life. This includes advice on managing getting around and day to day activities.

We help people plan for future care, including the sort of care they might like and where they may want to be cared for.

Being able to be open and share these views with family and friends and with the professionals involved in an individual’s care can make staying at home more possible if that is the patient’s wish. We use the My Care Choices Register to achieve this.

St Helena is also now the coordinator for all out of hospital end of life care. SinglePoint is the hub coordinating local services to make sure people are given the option of staying out of hospital if they don’t need to go in, but equally for dying people to have the option to come out of hospital and be cared for at home. Read more about the end of life coordination hub.

Without the help and generosity of our fundraisers and donors we wouldn’t be here. One in five of the local people we support is funded by people who leave a gift to St Helena in their Will

Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


To contact the St Helena Retail team, for enquiries about our shops, donation centre and house clearance service please telephone 01206 890 165.


24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360

SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists.

The Hospice

To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Telephone: 01206 848 163

Fax: 01206 752 245

You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222

Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

Human Resources

The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Finance Team

To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Volunteer Services Team

The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464

Patient Referrals

If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360

Bereavement Support

To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

Service User Group

For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

Facilities Hire Enquiries

01206 851560


To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

Comment, compliment or complaint

Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566