Blythe House Hospicecare & Helen’s Trust
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 the local community who have life-limiting illness.
In September 2020, Blythe House Hospicecare merged with Derbyshire charity Helen’s Trust, with the aim of providing an even higher quality of care to more people. Together, using their own Health Care Assistants and clinical teams, Blythe House Hospicecare & Helen’s Trust provide 24/7 at-home patient care and family support to anyone affected by a life-limiting illness, living in the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales & North East Derbyshire who wishes to remain at home at the end of their life. Through their Community Hub located in Chapel-en-le-Frith, they also provide nursing services, counselling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, specialist clinics, carer and family support to anyone affected by cancer or a life-limiting illness. The services remain completely free of charge to those who need them, so the charity relies on the generosity and support of the local community and businesses to be able to continue providing their much needed care.
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, via the email address above, or on social media: