St Clare Hospice is an amazing charity that care for hundreds of people across West Essex and the East Hertfordshire border. The care they provide is both vital and amazing. It is truly humbling and inspiring to work with and on behalf of St Clare Hospice. We hope that these videos will inspire you to want to join The Fundraising Partnership and our work to find more supporters to fund the fantastic work of St Clare Hospice.
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Learn more about
St Clare Hospice & their services
Where we care
Our wide range of services are designed to meet the needs of our local community.
At St Clare, we form part of a network of around 200 hospices across the UK, each providing free, palliative care services within their NHS commissioned ‘catchment areas’.
The St Clare Hospice catchment area is West Essex and East Hertfordshire – the community in which we serve and aim to provide responsive care and support for.
Hand in hand we care
Who we are and what we do
St Clare Hospice is a charity providing specialist palliative care to improve the lives of people affected by a life-limiting illness in West Essex and the borders of East Hertfordshire. Our approach to care enables people, their families, and carers, to make the most of every moment together, no matter how long they have left to live, supporting them whether at home or in the Hospice.
With limited NHS funding, we need to raise around 56% of our costs each year to provide our vital services; in 2020/2021 our costs were £4.6 million and are forecast to rise to over £5m next year. We therefore rely on our local community to help us raise money each year so we can continue being there for local families facing one of the most difficult journeys in life.
We offer a range of free, palliative and end of life care services to suit the needs of all local people who are facing death, dying and bereavement.
Hospice care at St Clare is varied, and aims to provide a holistic approach to a person’s overall wellbeing. Our support ranges from:
Specialist, medical care, either on our Inpatient Unit or through our Hospice at Home and Community Palliative Care Team
Therapeutic support via our Wellbeing teams, to help people manage their illness and live well independently and meet their goals
Psychological, emotional, spiritual and practical support designed to help people navigate their journey
Bereavement support, tailored to a person’s needs – whether their loss was recent or a long time ago
Community-based services to help support local people’s overall wellbeing
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