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Open House

Open House takes place in locations across West Suffolk and Thetford. Open House is aimed at people facing long-term and life-threatening illnesses, loved ones, carers, or those coping with bereavement. Each week we may incorporate mini-educational segments around subjects such as breathlessness, managing fatigue and nutrition.

The drop-in sessions offer the chance to meet others facing similar situations in a comfortable and relaxing space (as well as tea, coffee and biscuits!).

There is no need to book and family members, friends and carers are welcome.

Coming to visit us does not commit you to using our services: however it will give you some information to take away and help you make an informed decision as to whether we can help you and your family in the future.To find out more, please contact 01284 702525 or contact us using our online form.

Open House locations

Sudbury – Sudbury Library, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EN

Held every Monday, 10am-12 noon (except Bank Holidays)

Brandon – Brandon Day Centre, Warren Close, Brandon, IP27 0EE

Held on the fourth Monday of every month, 2-4pm (except Bank Holidays)

Haverhill – The Haverhill Hub, Camps Road, Haverhill, CB9 8HB

Held every Tuesday, 10am-12 noon

Newmarket – Newmarket Day Centre, Fred Archer Way, Newmarket, CB8 8NT

Held on the first Tuesday of every month, 2-4pm

Thetford – Methodist Church, Tanner Street, Thetford, IP24 2BQ

Held every Wednesday, 2-4pm

Botesdale – Botesdale Health Centre, Back Hills, Botesdale, Diss, IP22 1DW

Held on the first Thursday of every month, 10am-12 noon

Bury St Edmunds – St Nicholas Hospice Care, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QY

Held every Friday, 10am-12 noon (except public holidays)

Education topics

  • Introduction to Hospice Services
  • Goal setting
  • Advice on symptom management such as breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety
  • Nutrition
  • Body image
  • Relationships
  • Introduction to local services where they can gain further local support
  • Advanced care planning
  • Exercise
  • How to remain functionally independent