Covid-19 is affecting us all but Prospect Hospice remains operational in order to support the increasing number of our community needing end of life support. Here you'll find lots of information about the virus and information and advice that we think will help you at this time.
Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it, free of charge.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
The death of someone important to us is often one of the most difficult things that we have to face in life, and the emotions and responses that we have at these times can often feel very confusing and overwhelming – and perhaps more so in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, with all the uncertainties it brings.
We have put together some information about living with loss after a bereavement and more specifically how our grief -and the way we grieve – might be impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. We suggest ways in which you might be able to look after yourself and others during these exceptional times.
Living Life with loss during a Coronavirus pandemic
How might you feel?
What can you do to support yourself during this Coronavirus crisis
If you’ve found watching this service difficult and feel that you need support at this time, there are a number of organisations available to assist you and the details of these can be found below.
Prospect Hospice Bereavement Team (Monday to Friday 9-5pm) 01793 816127
Cruse Bereavement Care (nationwide bereavement support) 0808 808 1677
Child Bereavement UK (bereavement support for children and families 9-5pm) 0800 028 8840
National Bereavement Partnership (support helpline for those directly or indirectly affected by Covid-19 pandemic, 7am -10pm) 0800 448 0800
The Good Grief Trust (information and resources relating to bereavement and how to find local support services) www.thegoodgrieftrust.org
Bereavement Advice Centre (practical advice and support 9-5pm) 0800 634 9494
Samaritans (confidential listening and support service) 116123
Silverline (provides information, friendship and advice to over 55’s) 0800 470 8090
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