Palliative Care is an important area of funding activity for the Foundation
‘Palliative care improves the quality of life for patients and families who face life-threatening illness, by providing pain and symptom relief, spiritual and psychosocial support from diagnosis to the end of life and bereavement.’ World Health Organisation 2013
Awards are made in this category across the UK and generally range in value from £5,000 - £20,000. The usual term of a palliative care award is 12 months.
These are some examples of Palliative Care awards made by the Foundation:
Services: The Nottinghamshire Hospice was supported with an award that contributed towards the extension to its Hospice @ Home service helping people in North West Nottinghamshire.
Posts: A Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nurse at the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, sponsored by CLIC Sargent, has been supported by The Foundation. Funding was continued for Palliative Care Support Workers within the Hospice at Home service at Isabel Hospice in Hertfordshire.
Therapy: The Foundation has provided support for breast cancer counselling at The Haven, Hereford.
Projects: North Devon Hospice received funding for the development of an outreach service for life limited adults in North Devon. The development of a Carer’s Information Portal has been co-funded at St Catherine’s Hospice in Yorkshire; the aim of this service to help improve the quality of support and advice available to carers.
Health Education: At Prospect Hospice in Wiltshire, The Foundation has contributed towards the development of a training programme for care home workers over several years. The course aims to teach care home staff more about end of life care and how to support their patients in residential and nursing homes.