Caring today, tomorrow… and in the future

At Sobell House we focus on quality of life, respecting each person’s dignity and uniqueness. Our aim is to support people in living as well and as fully as possible in the time they have left.

We help in so many ways from managing pain and symptoms, to advising on access to financial assistance and enabling people to keep their independence for as long as possible.

When people are dying, our staff will strive to make sure they are as calm and comfortable as possible, and offer support to their families and friends.

Our wonderful dedicated specialist medical team provide incredible care

The Hospice has an 18-bed inpatient unit providing care 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Our 15 specialist community nurses support people in their home 5 days a week and provide telephone advice 7 days per week.

Reynaud’s Story

“I have been a patient at Sobell House on two occasions during the last four months after fighting bladder cancer for more than two years. I was most recently admitted to the hospice in March and this stay is likely to be my last. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for the genuinely personal care I have received from every single member of staff in the hospice from housekeeping, kitchen and administrative staff, to the volunteers, the chaplains, the nurses and the doctors. The care which I have received has been without compare, and the best that I could have asked for. Everything has been done to make my time here as pain-free, comfortable and dignified as possible and I should like to commend Sobell House most highly, a sentiment which I have expressed in writing to my local MP and to the Department
of Health”

Our specialist palliative care team provide support on the wards at the local Oxfordshire Hospitals 7 days per week.

Please partner with Sobell House

To provide the very specialist care at Sobell House we rely on the kindness and generosity of so many people and local businesses.

There are so many things you can do to help support the care taking place here. Here are just a few…

Fancy jumping out of a plane!!

Have you got a wish for a bucket list?
Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph!

Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below. Imagine being able to do this for FREE whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help a worthwhile charity! Stop imagining, it’s real and it’s happening all the time and you can be part of it…

Cycle from London to Paris

Fancy a bike ride?
Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great European bike rides. This spectacular long challenge covers 420km in 4 days and there are two date options, May 16th to 30th and July 25th to 29th. The choice is yours!!

The adventure begins in Crystal Palace before heading south to the coast to set sail for Calais. You’ll pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields from World War I until you reach Paris, finishing at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Then you’ll have a day to explore Paris and see the grand finale of the greatest bike ride of them all, the Tour de France, before taking the Eurostar back to London. Its four days of great fun!

Come 4 Tea

This doesn’t involve walking, running, cycling, swimming, jumping out of a plane! Sound better?

Could you hold a Tea Party for Sobell House?

It’s simple! Request a starter pack, pop the kettle on, invite your friends round for a slice of cake in return for donations. Then sit back and feel good that you have helped your local Hospice. Spread the word and help grow the care we provide here at Sobell House by holding your very own Come 4 tea.

Would you like to know more?

We have so many fantastic opportunities for the business community to engage with Sobell House. These are really exciting times at Sobell House with building work just about to start and lots of business community engagement. We were also finalists at the Oxfordshire Business Awards in June which acknowledged the positive impact Sobell House has within the local community.

Please do contact me if you would like to know more, I would love to chat.
Tim.wraith@sobellhospice.org 01865 857066 07527 849748

Sobell House

Sobell House founded in 1976, was one of the earliest UK hospices. Since then, we have been providing specialist palliative care to patients and their families at home, in the Oxford hospitals, and in our purpose-built hospice on the Churchill Hospital site.

Tim Wraith

‎Corporate Partnerships Manager

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