The H-Word - what's your perception?
At EACH we hear time and time again that the word ‘hospice’ is a barrier for families eligible for our services. Research shows there is a lot of stigma and fear around the word, and myths and misunderstanding abound.
The H-Word aims to challenge these misconceptions. The H-Word exhibition is the culmination of a participatory photography project with a group of parents who access care and support from The Treehouse, our hospice in Ipswich. The project has investigated the participants’ experience of EACH, their response to the word ‘hospice’ and how this may have changed over time.
When we went to look around the Treehouse it was a totally different experience to what we expected. We were made to feel that our son Elliot mattered, his life mattered, he was important, they would care for us and him. Our initial perception of what EACH was from the outside was so wrong.Charlotte, The H-Word photographer.
The H-Word – it might not be what you think.