Covid-19 is affecting us all but Prospect Hospice remains operational in order to support the increasing number of our community needing end of life support. Here you'll find lots of information about the virus and information and advice that we think will help you at this time.
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 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 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.
At a time when having our affairs in order is of particular concern for us all, one local charity has teamed up with solicitors and online providers to offer a free wills service throughout July.
Prospect Hospice is providing supporters with a quick and easy approach to will writing but with all of the security of an appointment in person.
Amy Francombe, events and community manager at Prospect Hospice, said: “We’ve had a lot of support from local people during the Covid-19 pandemic and we think it’s important that we’re able to give something back to those who are ensuring the hospice is able to continuing to care for those who need us right now. We know many people are taking this time to get their affairs in order so we’ve been working with local solicitors and online will providers to put together a free wills service to help people at this time. The best part is that, to take advantage of this offer, people don’t even have to leave their home.”
Those opting to write their will online will be guided through a form to accurately document your wishes. Alternatively, you can make your will over the phone with a local solicitor and this option is recommended should you have any questions to ask before you go ahead.
“As a local independent charity, we rely on nearly three quarters of our income coming from the local community we care for,” added Ms Francombe. “On average, legacy donations make up around 15% of the hospice’s income and a gift of just 1% in someone’s will could go on to ensure comfort and care for someone at the end of their life as well as support for their family.”
The hospice has a limited number of free wills available and these will offered on a first come first served basis to supporters.
For further details about writing your will for free during July click 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