Blythe House Hospicecare
Blythe House Hospicecare was founded in 1989 by Reverend Betty Packham after she took care of local parishioner, Stan Blythe in her own home during the final weeks of his life. Stan left Betty a £1,000 legacy and she created Blythe House in his honour.
Betty’s vision was to support people in community who have life-limiting illness. Keeping people at home is the main aim of Blythe House; helping them to be less dependent on hospitals.
Blythe House provides care to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses across the High Peak, Hope Valley and beyond, as well as families, friends and carers.
The Living Well service allows patients to access care and activities including complementary therapies, counselling, creative arts and physiotherapy, amongst lots of other support.
Hospice at Home allows people to die in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by their loved ones. Since it started in 2016, the service has provided over 33,000 hours of 24/7 care.
Counselling is available for adults who are experiencing emotional distress as a result of their illness or that of someone close of them. Bereavement support is here for both adults and children who are finding it difficult to cope after a loved one has died.
Blythe House provides a base for out-patient clinics, making it easier for local people to get lymphoedema, heart failure and palliative medicine treatment. There is also a confidential, drop-in information and support service for anyone who needs advice relating to an illness.
There are many ways that local people can get involved with supporting Blythe House, including by fundraising or volunteering. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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