Dying Well Community Charter

Prospect Hospice works with and in support of local organisations to help them develop a better understanding of the issues of death and dying, and Prospect Hospice’s leading role locally in supporting people and those people closest to them who are affected by death and dying. These are some of the ways in which we can help:

Prospect Hospice is one of a growing number of organisations based in Swindon who are committed to supporting people when they or their loved ones have a life-limiting illness or are recently bereaved. That’s why we were very proud to be one of the founder organisations behind Swindon’s Dying Well Community Charter. The Charter encourages a community-wide approach to support people who are affected by dying, and identifies simple steps employers can take to demonstrate their commitment to supporting their staff and their loved ones.

The Charter was launched in 2016 after consulting with local people on what were the things that they felt would matter most to them if they or a loved one was dying. A partnership was then formed of a group of organisations who recognised the value of the Charter and also its value to their own staff. The original founders were the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, The Great Western Hospital, Healthwatch Swindon, Public Health Swindon, Swindon Community Health Services, and the Swindon Carers Centre. Since then, more local organisations have joined us to show their support for our Charter.

For a hospice like ours, offering support and understanding of people who are either approaching the end of their lives themselves, or whose loved ones are, has always been part of what we do. By signing the Dying Well Community Charter, we hope it will be part of what you do too. By working together, we think we can make a big difference.

Signing up to the Dying Well Community Charter

It costs you nothing to sign the Charter. What we do ask is that you commit to taking some simple, straightforward measures that outline the support your organisation will give to your employees when it’s needed.

By signing up to the charter your business will have immediate acess to our Dying Well Community Charter resource section with advice on where to start and tools to help you manage this sensitive subject in the work place.

You will also be awarded your own Prospect Hospice representative who you will be able to contact for advice and or meet. Complete this short form to sign up and for immediate access to this useful resource section.