THE SHAKESPEARE Hospice has received much-needed support for its home care service.
The WPH Charitable Trust which grants funds to organisations providing medical care to Warwickshire residents, has awarded £15,000 to the Hospice at Home service.
The money will be used towards the running costs of the service which helps families across South Warwickshire and and beyond.
With most patients expressing their wish to be at home with their loved ones in their final days, the hospice made a conscious decision to not provide in-patient beds, but to invest heavily to provide a round-the-clock hospice-at-home service for the community.
The service alone costs some £265,000 a year, which funds salaries, equipment and travel.
As well as the home care service, the charity provides a day hospice, bereavement counselling as well as support for young carers, and complementary wellbeing therapies. And this year, the overall running costs are expected to reach £2.3 million.
The hospice receives seven per cent of funding from the NHS and the rest is raised through its eight charity shops and fundraising events.
Fundraiser Kate Butler said: “The WPH Charitable Trust has supported us from when we first opened. In that time we have received about a dozen grants, totalling circa £200,000, which we have used towards our hospice-at-home service, our young people’s services, and towards general funds.”
Visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk for more details.
And visit www.warwickshirehealthcharity.org.uk for more details on grants and applications.