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.
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.
9am to 10am
The first hour or so is usually spent checking and replying to emails. This morning, Tina has sent out a press release, telling local journalists about our ‘Sustainable September’ campaign in our charity shops and on eBay. We’ve also been featured on some local news websites over the weekend for our Prospect Paddle event in October, so Lara logs these on our press cuttings report.
10am to 12pm
ITV are coming in this morning to film a segment on our ‘Remember Me’ roses campaign, so Tina and Helen spend a few hours with them. It’s great support from ITV, and we need to make sure that we do the beautiful ‘Remember Me’ roses display justice. It’s also great publicity for the hospice, and will hopefully raise awareness of our services.
Lara is one of the hospice’s staff first aiders, and it’s her turn to go around the hospice and check that all of the first aid kits are fully stocked and working. Tina receives a phone call from BBC Wiltshire, who want to cover our ‘Sustainable September’ campaign by interviewing one of our charity shop managers.
Lunch time! Everyone in the team gets their lunch from the Heart of the Hospice café.
12.30pm to 1.30pm
Tina and Lara go along to a ‘Lunch and Learn’ session organized by the education team, where Dorinda, the hospice’s specialist neuro-respiratory physiotherapist and frailty therapist, delivers a session called ‘What is motor neurone disease?’. Both clinical and non-clinical teams are encouraged to go to these sessions, so that all of the hospice staff are aware of the varied work we do.
2pm to 5pm
Lara drives to Marlborough to put up posters for our Bereavement Help Point sessions, beginning in a few weeks. It’s important that we get the word out to people who may not be familiar with the hospice, so we’ll put posters up in GP surgeries, libraries, and community centres, as well as our two charity shops in Marlborough.
2pm to 3.30pm
Tina and Helen meet with the judging panel for our ‘Name the vans’ competition, comprised of our CEO, Jeremy, our head of retail, Victoria, and the team from Arval UK. They have decided that the winners are SuperVan and SpiderVan – to celebrate the heroes of the hospice.
3.30pm to 5pm
Tina heads out to our charity shops to get some photos for our ‘Sustainable September’ campaign.
Helen meets with a patient’s relative to talk about their experience of the hospice, which we will use early next year.
Everyone leaves the office.
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