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 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.
The Fire Service visited Prospect Hospice on Friday 1 March to give a presentation to carers as part of their Carers Events programme, designed for networking, support and advice.
The presentation which took place during the monthly Carers Café advised carers on how to practice basic fire safety within their own home. Attendees were also treated to a lunch prepared by Prospect Hospice’s catering team.
Three in five people are expected to be carers at some point in their lives and carers contribute to saving the UK’s economy £132bn a year. Prospect Hospice understands the challenges that carers face, and how someone’s illness can affect the whole family, and offers support through a person centred service offering 1-1 support, a detailed Carers Course Programme, Monthly Carers’ Cafes and Bi Monthly Wellbeing days, which include free complimentary therapies from the Prospect Hospice therapy team.
The Prospect Hospice Carer Support Service, run by Karen Maisey and Julianne Hayward Knight, held a Carers Café on February 8, giving carers the opportunity to network with other carers, this was followed up by a well-attended Carer Wellbeing Day on February 16, where lots of new faces were welcomed. Both events are supported by our complimentary volunteer therapists whose input is extremely valued by carers who leave feeling relaxed and invigorated after some much needed “me” time.
“Last year we supported over 300 carers who were looking after family members at the end of their life. Obviously the care that they give is extremely personal as it is a loved one, but this can mean it can be very demanding and often stressful and the impact of their role cannot be minimised,” said Julianne Hayward Knight. “Our aim is to give them as much help, information and advice as possible via our Carer Service both here in the Wroughton hospice and at our Wellbeing Centre in Marlborough. We also offer one to one bespoke support as needed in a personal centred holistic service both at the hospice and at a location of their choice according to need.
Karen Maisey added: “the benefits for our carers of being able to access both peer support and the opportunity to socialize with other carers out of their caring setting proves very beneficial to their sense of wellbeing and builds resilience, which is further enhanced when they are able to access our wonderful complimentary therapy opportunities”.
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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