Havens Hospices says ‘Dying Matters’ with free advice event

‘Dying Matters – a conversation with Havens Hospices’ is aiming to help local people plan for illness, death and bereavement by bringing together experts from the charity alongside local organisations and charities that can also offer advice and support.

The event is taking place on Saturday 7th May, 10am-2pm at Fair Havens, the hospice for Southend, Castle Point and Rochford which opened in March 2020. There will be representatives from the Havens Hospices Care, Wellbeing and Therapy Teams, including adult and children’s services. There will be complementary therapy and creative therapy activities designed to open up difficult conversations. Tours of Fair Havens may also be available is circumstances allow on the day.

Also in attendance will be other local community nursing services, S. Stibbards & Sons, BTMK Solicitors, financial advisors Broom Consultants, Age Concern Southend and Southend Carers.

Ellie Miller is the Director of Care and Executive Nurse at Havens Hospices. She says, “Death is one event we can all be certain of and we only get once chance to get it right. Planning means we get to make choices in life that matter in death. Choices about how we want to be cared for and how our loved ones will remember us. We can help you start those conversations at this free event.”

The event is free, with plenty of on-site parking. Cake and refreshments available to purchase (card payment only). There will also be a ‘Donation Station’ should people wish to drop off items destined to be sold in the charity’s network of shops (excluding furniture).

To find out more about ‘Dying Matters – a conversation with Havens Hospices and friends’, please visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/dyingmatters

You can also watch members of the Havens Hospices Care Team talk about the importance of discussing death with loved ones on our YouTube channel.

Havens Hospices is proud to be a member of Dying Matters in Essex.

Published 1st May 2022

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