New partnership for Eden Housing Association as it celebrates 15th anniversary
Published by Tracey Errington for Eden Housing Association Limited in Communities and also in Care and Support, Health, Housing
John Clasper from Eden Housing Association with Sheila Thompson from Hospice at Home and Adele Woof from EHA
Two fifteen year celebrations lead to a new partnership
Eden Housing Association (EHA) and Hospice at Home Carlisle and Lakeland both celebrate their 15 year anniversaries this year and to mark the occasion Eden Housing Association has officially named Hospice at Home as their charity partner.
Earlier this year it was a chance meeting between Eden Housing Association’s MD John Clasper and Hospice at Home’s Charity Director Sheila Thompson that revealed the joint 15 year anniversary. But it was the core values and synergies in support across the same geographic region that really brought the two organisations closer together.
John Clasper said “key themes for both organisations are rurality, support and localness. Hospice at Home Carlisle and Lakeland has grown organically over the last 15 years, delivering the palliative care that people need in order to spend their last days at home. Geographically their region has extended – as has ours, but it is the way they deliver support services and their people focused ethos that resonates with what we want to achieve for our residents.”
As nominated charity, staff at the Association have already taken part in some fund raising events and are helping create more awareness of the work and events carried out by Hospice at Home. Adele Woof and Sarah Murphy are two of the volunteers who will share the Association’s co-ordinating role and they will be working with Sheila Thompson and her Hospice at Home team in Penrith to look at potential projects which include a ladies Coast to Coast bike Ride in 2013.
Sheila said “It’s great to be working closer with the Association, our Clinical Services Manager Fiona Stobart has given presentations to the support team at Eden Housing and our nurses and carers have worked closely to support patients who are also their tenants. This partnership feels like a natural progression and we are delighted to be working more closely and are grateful for their support and encouragement. It seems particularly fitting as both organisations are celebrating 15 years of working in the local community and we look forward to developing our relationship further.”
As well as raising money for Hospice at Home, Eden Housing Association will also be working with Sheila and her team to look at issues and opportunities they both face working in rural areas.
Anyone interested in finding out more about Eden Housing Association and their support for Hospice at Home can contact Adele Woof on 01768 861 400