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10th June 2022

Clacton and Harwich Compassionate Communities newsletters

St Helena Hospice is supporting a Compassionate Community approach to end of life care in north east East Essex, where local people, groups, organisations and service users are coming together with a shared vision to improve care and support for others at times of health crisis and personal loss.

Compassionate Clacton and Compassionate Harwich networks are beginning to establish and you can read more about how these towns are becoming compassionate and how you can get involved by reading the below newsletters. 

Read the Compassionate Clacton Newsletter - May 2022
Read the Compassionate Harwich Newsletter - May 2022

Contact Greg Cooper for more information on 01206 646275 or email

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