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.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
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.
Prospect Hospice has over 600 volunteers who provide vital support so that the charity can offer free care and support to its patients and their families and carers – and more volunteers are needed.
There are around 40 different volunteer roles available that include supporting the care of patients and families at the hospice and in the community, helping in its charity shops, driving patients to appointments, helping the fundraising team generate the funds the charity needs to operate and tending to the gardens.
A lot of people make New Year resolutions to stop smoking, get fit, exercise more – most of which fall to the wayside after just a few weeks, with as many as one in three of us giving up on our resolutions by 10 January. So why not do something that will make a real difference and help improve the quality of life for people living with a terminal illness?
Whether you volunteer in a shop, at an event, or on the ward, the support and helping hands volunteers provide is invaluable and really does help to make a difference to patients and their families.
Katie Brammer explains why she began volunteering for Prospect Hospice early last year in its Taw Hill shop: “I wanted to give back my time for the amazing help and support they gave my husband and our family when he was at end of life care.
“I looked forward to going into the shop every day and helping the community. I loved all the different parts of a role as a volunteer so much and began taking on new challenges in the shop using my own skills to help raise vital funds for the hospice.
“When a new store was opening I applied for the role of assistant manager as I believed I could really help make a difference. With perseverance and determination, I am now the shop manager and I love my job and still look forward to going in every day.”
Su Starkey, Prospect Hospice’s head of volunteering, learning and inclusion, said: “We have over 600 amazing volunteers who add value, equating to around £1million a year to the hospice, helping us continue to provide vital care and support for local people.
“We are always on the lookout for more volunteers to join our team, build new skills, meet new people and make new friends, boost your CV, and contribute towards the quality of a patients’ care, why not get in touch or take a look at our volunteer vacancies online.”
To find out more about volunteering for Prospect Hospice or to see our current volunteer vacancies click here, call 07884 261259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t have any spare time to volunteer? You could always support the hospice by joining one of our fundraising events, like the Spring Run or taking on a challenge such as skydiving, running a marathon or a Tough Mudder event. Find your next challenge here.
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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