Find out about the wide 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.
We couldn’t manage without considerable support from our local community. Learn about all the different ways in which you can help Prospect Hospice, for example by taking part in fundraising events, playing our lottery, or remembering us in your will. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Prospect Hospice is a leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north-east Wiltshire. We provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end-of-life care and support.
Volunteers are central to our work, bringing valuable experience and enthusiasm to a wide variety of roles. If you’d like to help Prospect Hospice by giving some of your time, you’ll find all the information you need here, including current opportunities, volunteer profiles and the benefits of volunteering for us.
The staff at Prospect Hospice have one shared aim: to provide the very best end-of-life care to people in our community who really need it. If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our current vacancies and find out how we can support you in your career development.
A significant amount of Prospect Hospice’s income is raised through our charity shops. The success of our retail operation depends on the generous support of the local community (donating and buying goods), and the commitment of our managers and volunteers. Find out more here.
For every patient who comes to Prospect Hospice for our Day Therapy, what they will experience will be different. We are here to help you stay independent, feel supported and build your confidence in readiness for the challenges you may face ahead. We’ll provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day, and you’ll spend time with other people who are also living with a life-limiting illness. You might even make some new friends – many people do – but it will be what you want to do, and at your pace.
What we offer is a flexible day during which your needs come first:
But if you would prefer just to relax with us for the day, and enjoy the social occasion with other patients, then that’s fine too. It’s your day, after all!
If that sounds a little too laid-back, there’s a serious point to the day. The time that you will spend with us, over a series of weeks and sometimes months, is designed to help support you through your illness, to maintain your independence and to boost your sense of wellbeing. Being with our team of staff and volunteers here, and taking part in some of our therapeutic and social activities, can lift your confidence and self esteem, and reduce stress and anxiety. We’ll set goals together to help you along the way. That’s something that people who have come to our day service have told us since we first began running it more than 20 years ago.
Our Day Therapy is based at the main hospice building in Wroughton on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’ve never visited the hospice, you might be surprised at how attractive, relaxed and accessible it is. The rooms look out onto our lovely gardens – you can spend time relaxing on our patio or walking in the gardens if you wish. We have designed the space to support your needs when you visit, and we think you will enjoy coming to spend time with us.
Most people come to our Day Therapy for up to 16 weeks, but if your needs change and you think you could benefit from accessing the service for a while longer, that might be possible too.
If not having transport to come to the service is what’s putting you off, then we can see to that too. We have experienced volunteers who will come out to bring you to the hospice in Wroughton. If you would prefer to arrange your own transport, there’s plenty of parking at the front of the hospice.
I have loved trying new things, all the different activities, the gardening, the art activities, it's been great!
Coming to Day Therapy has helped me stay more positive, knowing someone was there if I needed advice or support.
If you would like to see our Day Therapy for yourself, speak with your Prospect Nurse Specialist, and they will put you in touch with the Day Therapy team, who can arrange your visit.
Alternatively, call the team on 01793 813355, and they will be happy to arrange it for you too.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web