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Shropshire house clearance

New house clearance service

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Need help to empty a house after a loved one has died? We can offer a helping hand. We have launched a new house clearance service for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales, aimed at supporting families facing the task and turning the contents removed into donations for the charity. Transport manager Heather Dawkins… Read more »

Shropshire hospice to open new shop in Newtown

New shop coming to Newtown

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Shoppers can fill their bags with quality bargains and support us when we open a new store in Newtown. We have taken over the old Clintons Cards shop in the town’s Bear Lanes Shopping Centre facing Broad Street – and are transforming it into one of our award-winning shops selling clothes, housewares, books, media and… Read more »

Quality inspectors rate our care as ‘outstanding’

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Our care for people living with incurable illness has been declared as ‘outstanding’ by quality inspectors. The Care Quality Commission has given us the highest level of award possible and said we are performing ‘exceptionally well’. The CQC, which regulates all health and social care providers, sent examiners to talk to Severn Hospice patients and… Read more »

Ward changes to benefit families

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People who need one of our beds won’t have to travel as far in future as part of a trial on our wards. The aim is to match the demand for beds and better meet patient preference.   Evidence collated from our admissions data shows that 50 patients a year, on average, were being cared… Read more »

A decade of Compassionate Communities in Shropshire

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Volunteers across Shropshire are celebrating a decade of friendships, and care and compassion thanks to ‘life-changing’ Compassionate Communities. We launched Co Co in January 2010 with the aim of reducing loneliness and social isolation for older people and to decrease risks of illness or the need of additional help from medical services. The scheme brings… Read more »

Help us beat the burglars

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Can you help us beat the burglars? One of our shops has been broken into – the third burglary in two weeks. We’re beefing up our security as you would expect but we’re asking you to be vigilant. In the latest break-in overnight on Thursday 19 December, thieves smashed their way in through the front… Read more »

Severn Hospice Machynlleth shop opening

Shop relaunched in new location

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Our much-loved shop opened its revamped doors on Wednesday in a new location on Heol Pentrerhedyn. The shop is 20% larger than before with an all-new library room boasting 2,000 books and over 1,000 square foot stocked with goods. Over 200 families from Mid Wales received our care in the past year and we hope… Read more »

Severn Hospice featured in the all-new Shrewsbury Monopoly game!

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Winning move: Add £10 to our Community Chest when you order the Shrewsbury Monopoly edition game from us Get your game-face on and your Monopoly money ready for the perfect Christmas gift… After an overwhelming response from the public, we were voted to have our very own Community Chest space in the new Shrewsbury Monopoly… Read more »

Building the future of hospice care

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The wraps have come off our £5 million investment in community care as our new building takes shape in Shrewsbury. We are adding more community-based services and facilities for patients who need our help but don’t need to stay in wards. And this week the structural steel framework for the brand new building at Bicton… Read more »

Heartfelt plea to support Christmas raffle

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Christmas has started early for Severn Hospice as we launch our seasonal raffle appeal with a heartfelt plea to supporters. Our weekly lottery and seasonal draws raise almost £1 million a year to fund care for families living with an incurable illness in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. And in a letter to… Read more »