The Services We Provide


Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice is here to help support patients and their close family when they are faced with a cancer diagnosis or needing end of life care.

When cancer strikes it's difficult to know how to cope or who to turn to. We can help you in many ways, by offering free practical and emotional support.

Take a look at the following pages to see what may be helpful for you and your family:

Open Door Drop In

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Open Door Drop In

This is an open door afternoon where patients and a family member or friend are invited to come along to meet us and others who are suffering with a life threatening illness.

You can just relax and chat over a cup of tea, or talk to a Counsellor or maybe experience reflexology.

Our staff and volunteers are on hand to talk you through any worries or issues which we may be able to help with.

This Drop In happens twice a month on Tuesday afternoons 2-4 pm.

Please contact the office to find out when to next one will take place.

Home Visits

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Home Visits

These visits can be for just a chat and an assessment of needs or respite sits while the carer takes time out.

Sometimes you may need help with the many forms which need to be filled in. We can help you with them, which may save time and relieve anxieties.

Cars with Care

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Cars With Care

If you are having difficulty with transport for treatment or appointments we may be able to help.

We have a team of dedicated volunteer drivers who not only take you to the hospital but will stay with you and help you find where to go.

Home Companionship

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Home Companionship

Our Home Companions offer a regular friendly visit to patients who need additional support through difficult or lonely times.

Counselling

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Counselling

When a diagnosis of cancer is made the patient and close family are all thrown into turmoil. It may be difficult to talk to each other about their worries and fears.

Sometimes it helps to talk to a counsellor, to share feelings which helps to process thoughts in a more logical way, leading to a calmer understanding of what is happening.

Equipment Loan

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Equipment Loan

We have an extensive range of equipment to make patients more comfortable in their own homes.

As with all our services there is no charge for borrowing equipment.

Complementary Therapies

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Complementary Therapies

We are able to offer a range of services to aid relaxation and give a sense of well-being to our patients and their carers.

Our therapists are available at our various patient groups and offer reflexology and reiki treatments.

Head Start

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Head Start

It is devastating for ladies who lose their hair during cancer treatment. Wigs are not always appropriate, so we offer an alternative; a range of scarves and hats are available.

A session can be given to explore the different ways of scarf tying allowing ladies to feel confident, comfortable and feminine in their headwear.

Patient Groups

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Patient Groups

We have an Art and Craft group where patients can attend and explore their creative side. This very friendly group allows a break from home and offers a varied and interesting distraction from their illness.

It may also be appropriate for some patients to join our Friday Friends day care group. This group takes place at our premises on Friday of each week, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 3.00pm. It offers patients the chance to share a relaxing day with each other, and with our staff and volunteers who help on the day. One of our complementary therapists also attends fortnightly, to offer patients reflexology as a little extra pampering.

The group enjoys various activities, from crosswords to quizzes and other fun games that everyone can join in with, whilst having the opportunity to support and chat with each other. Invited visitors are organised to come and give the group various presentations of interest, and partake in reminiscence sessions which are always very popular. The group also enjoys a delicious cooked lunch together.

Friday Friends has proved to be a very enjoyable day for patients who attend, and can be a welcome respite for the day of those with carers at home.

Bereavement Support

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Bereavement Support

We provide Bereavement Support and Counselling when a loved one has died. This is offered to anyone who has been bereaved who lives within our area.

Initially we can help with the difficulties around arrangements, registering the death and help contacting funeral directors etc.

Later, if grief becomes difficult we can arrange for one to one counselling. These hourly sessions can be at our counselling room or in the client's home.

It is also possible to access our eight week bereavement course. This is a group therapy experience, which could be offered to anyone who is experiencing problems follow the one to one counselling.

There is also a bereavement social group which runs twice a month; this offers a starting point for returning to socialising after the loss of a husband or wife.

If you have any questions or would just like to talk to someone about your situation, please just give us a call on 01760 722937 or contact our Co-ordinator and Counsellor, Wendy Martin, directly on 01760 336645.



Our frequently asked questions page may give you some more information, but please contact the Home Hospice team by calling 01760 722937; we are here to help. We will answer any of your questions and talk through our services and referral process.