A NEW support hub for people with a life-limiting illness is inviting the public to an Open Day.
The Rugby Myton Support Hub, which opened in May, brings experts and organisations from across the town under one roof to provide information, support, advice and guidance for anyone aged 18 or over facing a terminal diagnosis, and their carers.
The Open Day on Saturday July 16 will give people the chance to find out about the support available and meet some of the team at the Barby Road site, on the grounds of the Hospital of St Cross.
Visitors will be able to find out more about the new free support sessions available at the hub, including Making Memories sessions to help people create their legacy, a Take a Breath course for people living with long term respiratory conditions, Coffee Connexion,
Bereavement Support, Looking After You, Practical Advice on Caring Every day for Yourself (PACE), and drop-in sessions for general advice and support.
Tracey Evans, Rugby Myton Support Hub Manager, said: “We are so proud to have launched this amazing new service for the people of Rugby and beyond. The new hub has been born out of demand and we are delighted to be working with so many key stakeholders in palliative care across the town.
“Myton is not only about end of life care – the charity also supports people from the moment they are told their illness can’t be cured, and the new Hub aims to do just that.
“We look forward to being able to support anyone in Rugby who needs it, and to the service continuing to grow and evolve to meet the needs of patients and carers.”
The Open Day takes place on Saturday July 16 between 10am and 1pm. Free parking and refreshments will be available.
Call 01788 550085, visit www.mytonhospice.org/services or visit the hub’s reception for more information, including a full programme of events and information on how to enrol in programmes or join groups.
The Myton Hospices charity needs to raise £9.1million this year to care for people with terminal illnesses at its sites in Rugby, Warwick and Coventry. Visit www.mytonhospice.org/how-you-can-support-us-2 to support the charity.