Carers recruited

A CHARITY for people with life-limiting illnesses has recruited two new healthcare assistants to help and support people, carers and their loved ones across Purbeck.

Jo Foster and Rebecca Thake, pictured, are the latest personnel additions to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, which provides care for those who are ill and support for their families.
Senior staff nurse for Purbeck Nicky Cherrett said: “It’s great to have Jo and Rebecca as part of our team.
“We have ambitious plans to continue our expansion of services as part of our ongoing strategy to bring hospice care ‘closer to home’.
“These wonderful women will play a pivotal part in this growth and enable us to help more people in the community.”
Ms Foster told the Gazette: “I’m really enjoying my new role at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.
“I love being an integral part of the community and it’s so wonderful to know that we will be able to help more and more patients across East Dorset and Purbeck closer to their homes.
“I’m delighted to see and find out that Lewis-Manning’s incredible service is getting better known in the Purbeck area. There are busy times ahead!”

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care was established 30 years ago by Marjorie Lewis-Manning. The charity offers a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, and closer to home.
Services include:
– Day hospices, virtual and in person;
– Creative arts & wellbeing support;
– Lymphoedema clinic;
– Breathlessness clinic;
– Bereavement and family support.

Every year the charity supports around 600 local people, developing new services based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.
To do this the charity needs to raise more than £2.3m every year in order to keep going. For more details about the charity visit

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