Clifford House is here for you if you or your loved ones are affected by an illness that has no cure.
open from 19 September 2017 10am - 4pm, tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays
Set in tranquil gardens in Whirlow on Ecclesall Road South, Clifford House is a place for you to relax, to socialise, or just to pop in for a drink and a chat.
Whatever the name – cancer, motor neurone disease, incurable heart, liver or lung conditions, AIDS, the list goes on – just hearing such words can make life feel unbearable. Clifford House is open to anyone affected by an illness that has no cure, at any stage of that journey. You'll find the door open and the kettle on, so come on in and make yourself at home.
There's a range of activities to choose from, advice and information sessions or groups to be part of. Our house and garden is a perfect escape, and you can enjoy them whenever we're open. More than anything, you'll find support from others living with illness, and from professionals and volunteers who can help and inform.
All activities at Clifford House are free, so there's nothing to pay at all.
What's On Offer
Come along any time you like to see what it's all about. You're more than welcome to chat to a volunteer or a member of staff, help yourself to a cuppa, or explore our beautiful house and garden. We are open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 10am-4pm.
We offer exercise for all abilities and a chance to try something you've maybe not done before – including music, all sorts of art and craft projects, dancing, board games and sports. Our huge gardens are perfect for the green fingered and outdoor events and activities can be enjoyed whatever the weather. You'll make friends and create memories and above all, have fun!
PRACTICAL SUPPORT AND ADVICE
Ask the questions you need to ask, such as "what benefits am I entitled to?" You'll get practical help and advice on how to live with your condition, how support services can help and what other organisations are out there for you. You'll be able to talk about what to expect from your illness over tea, coffee, and most importantly, cake!
RELAXATION and WELLBEING
We offer a range of activities designed to help you relax and improve your well-being. We'll explore techniques to help you cope with fatigue, boost energy levels, stabilise balance and learn how to rest and sleep better. We'll also have great tips on how to adapt your routine in order to get the most of your day. We can help with nutrition and skincare and help you feel confident that you are making the most out of your appearance.