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What help is available for people with chronic or long-term conditions?

The Health Improvement Team provide an eight week programme for people with chronic or long-term conditions (aged over 18), called the Expert Patient Programme (EPP). The aim of the course is you enable people with chronic/long-term conditions to manage the effects of their condition more effectively, and cover aspects such as healthy eating and gentle exercise, dealing with pain/tiredness, relaxation, low mood/depression and working effectively with your Health Professional.

The HoneyRose Foundation is a locally based charity dedicated to raising money and organising special days for terminally ill people aged over the age of 40. Their mission is to provide a memorable day for people who are suffering from a life threatening or terminal illness by giving them a special day/weekend to remember and enjoy. By doing this, it helps to alleviate suffering, improve quality of life, and also provide the family with a great deal of pleasure and a lasting memory of their loved one.