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, free of charge.
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.
Remembering a loved one
We would like to invite you to join us at Prospect Hospice on Sunday 1 December for our annual Light up a Life service. Our Light up a Life service is a very poignant occasion where hundreds of people from across our community gather to remember special people from our lives who sadly won’t be with us this Christmas.
There will be traditional carols, readings and an especially poignant moment during the service where our Christmas tree, which stands proudly at the front of the hospice over the festive period, is lit, each light representing the life of someone special.
Please if you can, support our appeal by making a donation to Prospect Hospice and dedicating a light in memory of someone you love at Light up a Life.
“One Sunday afternoon, I was sat with Joe and my daughter, Collette, we noticed there was something going on outside. We’d never heard of Light up a Life before, but we saw everyone gathering outside, singing carols and the lighting of the tree – it was wonderful and very moving. Two days later, we lost Joe. But I’ll never forget that moment, sitting holding his hand, listening to the carols, watching the lights sparkle.
“Every year now, I look forward to Light up a Life. It’s time for me to look back on precious memories with Joe, surrounded by love and understanding, amongst people who have walked in my shoes.”
Your support will light up the lives of more patients and their families
The generous donations received from our Light up a Life appeal go straight towards helping patients and their families when they seek out help.
Here’s how your donation could help:
£28, could pay for 90 minutes of a patient’s stay on our inpatient unit, where we can provide the care and support they need.
£68, is enough to pay for a two hour visit by a Prospect@Home nurse to a local patient’s home, where they feel safe and comfortable.
£247, which could pay for 12 hours of specialist nursing care for a patient on our inpatient unit.
£1,822, an extraordinary gift of this amount covers the cost to run our inpatient unit at Prospect Hospice for eight full hours.
Confirm your place at the Light up a Life service today
We’re sure you can appreciate that a lot of people like to attend our Light up a Life service, so please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to join us by completing the form below.
There will be a park and ride service, provided by Swindon’s Bus Company, running to and from Nationwide House on Pipers Way in Swindon. Please note there will only be very limited disabled parking at the hospice, and these places will be allocated in advance.
There will be no additional parking at Prospect hospice on the day. Please contact 01793 816161 to reserve one of these spaces should you need it.
The care we offer to patients and their families costs over £9m every year, seventy-two percent of which is raised through the support of our community. Read more about our amazing supporters.
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