Sobell House offers physical, psychological, social and spiritual care to those facing life threatening illness, death and bereavement. The focus is on quality of life, respecting the uniqueness of each person, and respect for the dignity of all users of the service.


Sobell House’s mission is to enrich the lives of our patients and those who love and care for them in the communities in which we operate across Oxfordshire.

Our vision is for an Oxfordshire where high quality end of life care is available to all those who need it, wherever they are, and for their relatives to have access to help during the patient’s life and to have the help they need to adapt to their loss and go on with their lives.

The number of people dying each year is increasing, so hospice care has never been more in demand. It is a need that is only going to increase.  Sobell House has a responsibility to care for those patients with the most complicated cases and to teach and inspire others to provide good care.

Our aim, over the next 5-10 years, is to build the necessary infrastructure to deliver more direct care both in the hospice, the home, the community and our main hospitals; to provide more education and training for health and social care professionals who deliver a lot of end of life care and develop a network of carers and volunteers capable of alleviating the stress of those with a terminal illness and the bereaved, where they live.


Sobell Stories

Annabel's Story

Annabel and her husband Ari attended our eight week course for people living with heart failure.

Dom's Story

Dom has attended our day centre and spent time on our inpatient ward. She has very kindly spoken to us…

Murielle's Story

Murielle’s husband Robin was cared for by Sobell House and has kindly decided to share her experience…

Caroline's Story

George and I had been married for 13 years. We had three children aged 13, 11 and 6. We loved and respected…

Georgina's Story

My mother was pronounced terminally ill with bowel and liver cancer at the John Radcliffe Hospital in…

Hannah Ellen's Story

In 2003 my beautiful mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, and in 2008 went into remission after a mastectomy.

My Walk With my Friend

When I visited my friend Alison at Sobell House we took a 'walk' from her room via the gardens to the…

Rosemary's Story

The Hospice is an amazing place, which felt like home for so long.

Pam's Story

Three years ago, myself and my family had no understanding of "Cancer".

Tony's Story

On the 30th of November last year, I lost my father to gastric cancer, at 69, a week away from his birthday.

Liz's Story

In the end Sobell was home for all of us.

Mike's Story

I wanted to share my very positive experiences at Sobell House during a very tough time last year.

Julia’s Story

“The drinks trolley comes around and you can have anything from a lemonade to a brandy – we can have…

Kerry's Story

"We were given lots of information and more importantly, felt welcomed and cared for ourselves."

Judy & Roy's Story

"Being at Sobell House has given me more strength."

Sobell Voices Video

Watch our short video showing the services available at Sobell House.

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Providing care for the people of Oxfordshire for over 40 years!

Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ
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