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I’ve been at Hospice UK for the past 17 years. It sounds cliché I know, but I’ve been doing this job for so long because I’m motivated to know that what I’m doing makes a difference to people’s lives. At Hospice UK, we believe that whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever your condition, you deserve the best possible care at the end of life.


Hospice care isn’t just about supporting someone at the end of their life, it’s also about supporting their friends and families, so it makes sense that hospices would play a role in offering support after their loved one has died. Grief and loss are a fact of life, and we can’t get away from that. Whilst some people are able to get the support they need through their own social network, other people do need additional help, and that’s where hospices can step in.


With the number of expected deaths set to increase in coming years, it is vital that hospices are prepared to meet the needs of bereaved people. Our partnership with the MCF is a significant development in the improvement of hospice care throughout England and Wales.

Karl, Head of Grants at Hospice UK

Our Impact

Geoff’s story: advice and support when you most need it

Geoff’s story “I’ve had a disastrous three years. My wife, Carol, had lung cancer and a bad stroke which was the beginning of a lot of trauma for us. Shortly after, we lost both our sons to illness and our daughter died suddenly in her sleep. She went to bed one night and didn’t wake…

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Roy’s family

  When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost…

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Home is where the heart is

For many couples, the prospect of moving into a care home in later life can be emotional after years of married-life under one roof. Our RMBI care homes have provided residency to 39 couples since 2017, who have all chosen to make the transition into a care home, together. Our Marketing Manager, Rachel, met with…

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Groundwork NE & Cumbria

Roughly 21% of children in Darlington live in poverty, and low-income families struggle even more during the school holidays. Keeping children active and entertained whilst also providing good quality nutritious food is a challenge, and many parents will go without food themselves in order to feed their children. Active Play Groundwork NE & Cumbria’s Active…

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