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Open House

Coronavirus response

We are mindful that the people we care for represent an exceptionally vulnerable group, which is why we are putting measures in place to protect those attending activities at the Hospice and in the community, as well as our teams.

For this reason, all of our Open House groups have been cancelled until further notice.

For further details about the Hospice’s response and which services have been affected, please click here.

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 – Friends Meeting House, Friars Street, Sudbury, CO10 2AA

Held every Monday, 10am-12 noon (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 every Tuesday, 1-3pm

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

Find out when our Open House sessions are taking place