Our care and support

At Rennie Grove Peace, our unique care provides a lifeline of compassion and support to patients, carers, and families facing life-limiting illness in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Our care and support

What care and support does Rennie Grove Peace offer?

We are a charity providing care and support if you or a member of your family have a progressive life-limiting illness and live in the areas of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire that we cover.

Our patients have a range of illnesses which include, but are not limited to, cancer, neurological conditions, heart failure, organ failure and chronic lung disease.

Physiotherapist helping a patient

Our support is available as soon as you need it – whether that is at the point of diagnosis, or when a symptom or support need arises. We will support you to live the best quality of life you can through the combination of outpatient, rehabilitation and supportive care services, community Hospice at Home and inpatient care that is right for you.

We are also here for those around our patients, including family, friends and carers, ensuring that everybody receives the right support, whenever and wherever they need it.

Our team of nurses, therapists, counsellors and doctors are here to offer you more choice, at the time when you need it the most.

At Rennie Grove Peace, our care is provided at no cost to our patients and families and while we receive a small proportion of NHS funding, we could not deliver our services without the generous donations we receive from our local community.

When does our care begin?

Our care begins from diagnosis and supports the patient, their carers and family members with clinical, emotional and practical support throughout the period of treatment and beyond.

Central to our clinical support is the care provided by our nurses to help with symptom control, either via day services,  home visiting or within our Inpatient Unit (IPU). They are supported by our domiciliary care team, who can swiftly put personal care assistance in place if needed, so people can remain at home in their final weeks if that is their wish.

In addition to our clinical support, we also offer emotional support, including listening and counselling for patients and loved ones, creative therapies and activities, companionship for patients, and respite sits for carers.  Meanwhile, our practical support helps keep domestic life intact by providing help with transport and everyday tasks like gardening, dog walking or housework.

Our care is delivered through a range of services which work collaboratively to meet the unique circumstances of each patient, carer and family.

Which service will meet your needs?

An important first step is establishing which service will best meet the patient and family’s immediate needs. Once referred into that service, care from other services can be brought on board as needed. Below you can find out more about how our services work together to support people in different circumstances. To learn more about the specialities of a particular service, please visit the information about our services section.