Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and 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 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 and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Like most of the retail sector across the country, charity shops are also working towards opening their doors next week to take donations to sell to loyal customers and raise vital funds.
At Prospect Hospice, the team has been working hard to ensure shops are safe to open and have started to put new plans in place across their 18 outlets.
Victoria Canavan, head of retail at Prospect Hospice said: “Our shops raise around £2million each year for the charity and that income is vital in helping provide end of life care for local people. We are therefore really keen to get our shops open to help raise funds and we know they also provide a vital lifeline to the community. That said, we’re not going to rush our opening and will ensure shops are safe to enter before they open their doors.
“We’ve been out to each of our shops and assessed whether they’re safe to open. With social distancing measures in place, and with a few tweaks, we will soon be ready to welcome customers.”
New rules will be in place for those visiting Prospect Hospice shops. If there are a number of people already inside the shop, customers may be asked to wait outside to ensure there is enough space for people to social distance. Shoppers will also be asked to keep two meters apart from others, to only pick up what they intend to buy and, where possible, shop alone and pay via contactless payment. Changing rooms will also be closed and donations no longer accepted in store.
“We know many of our supporters have been having a good clear out over the last few months and we’re really pleased that we’re finally in a position to be able to accept these donations,” said Ms Canavan. “We won’t be able to accept these in the shops at the moment but we have put measures in place to make it easy for people to donate their items and keep everyone safe.”
Donations stations will open across Swindon and north east Wiltshire from Monday 15 June for supporters to donate their pre-loved clothes, furniture, homeware, books, CDs and DVDs but the charity will no longer be able to accept toys and nursery equipment or white goods.
These stations will be a mixture of shops that the charity is unable to open at this time along with a mobile donation station that will be available in local areas including the car park next to our West Swindon shop.
Talking about what will then happen to these donations, Ms Canavan said: “To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers, all donations will be stored for 72 hours before they’re sent to our shops to be sold. We hope this gives our customers peace of mind that the products they purchase from us are safe to take home.”
To find out more about how to donate your items to Prospect Hospice, and read more about new measures in place at hospice shops, click here.
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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