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.
Drop-in or by collection
We have introduced Gift Aid in all our shops. This government scheme means we can claim an additional 25p in every £1 raised from the sale of goods donated by UK taxpayers. Last year we claimed over £74,200 for the hospice! Therefore, we really appreciate you taking a few moments to complete the simple form to allow us to do this.
If you have anything you would like to donate, please drop into your nearest branch. Alternatively, you may wish to complete the form below, letting us know what goods you would like to donate. A member of our team will be in touch to get further details and arrange a time for us to come to you.
You can also call the Retail Transport Office on 01793 813362. We offer a “view and collect” service where we come to you to consider larger furniture items and then take them for sale if appropriate. Please call the Retail Transport Office number for this. However, please allow us a few days’ notice so that we can schedule for our next van in your area.
We can deliver purchases from our shops for a small charge – please ask the shop manager for more information when you buy.
Many items that we cannot sell are disposed of in an appropriate and environmentally friendly way whenever possible. All clothing, bags and leather items are recycled, along with books, metal and cardboard. While we appreciate our supporter’s generosity – without which we could not run the hospice – unfortunately we are unable to accept furniture items that do not have a fire certificate on them, or are in poor condition and therefore we would be unable to sell. The reason why we cannot accept these items is that the hospice has to pay to have them sent to the local recycling centre.
Unfortunately, there are some items we cannot recycle and disposal would incur a cost for us. Therefore, we hope you understand and would not be disappointed, if we are unable to accept the following items:
The money we receive from recycling unwanted goods make up 10% of our income overall, so recycling is very beneficial to us.
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