There is still a lot of stigma regarding the word Hospice; what it is and what it can offer and we continue to attempt to challenge that stigma.
One of the ways that we are looking to address this is by launching our Hospice Information and Support Point (H.I.S.P.) in Ebbw Vale Library on Friday 13th March, at 10:00am.
The HISP is intended to establish, develop and maintain a visible presence in the local community, which is easily accessible to all.
The presence in the library on a weekly basis will allow people to pop in and gain advice, information and how referrals can be made to our service.
Alongside this we hope that having a community presence will help raise the profile of the charity locally and also start to break down the stigma associated with Hospice services.
We are grateful to Aneurin Leisure for supporting us in such a great local venue, so please, come along to say hello and support the launch.
We want to create every opportunity to share knowledge of our service, to ensure that our community receives the support that they require, when they need it most.
The HISP is temporarily suspended but we look forward to getting back to the Library as soon as it is safe to do so!
The HISPs will be at Ebbw Vale Library every Friday morning, 10:00am – 12:00pm.