In July 2017 St Catherine’s Hospice joined together with Hospice UK and fellow hospices around the country in a campaign to ‘open up’ hospice care to more people.
Working with Hospice UK, the national hospice charity of which St Catherine’s is a member, and other local hospices, the initiative put the spotlight on the issue of improving access to good quality care at the end of life.
It aimed to raise awareness that hospices are here for everyone – regardless of age, gender, illness, disability, ethnicity or sexuality – and showcase the difference charities like St Catherine’s make to the lives of thousands of local people each year. The campaign was launched following analysis by Hospice UK, published that month, which found that across the country 1 in 4 people who could benefit from quality end of life care, can’t get access to it.
Our work so far includes:
We’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far. But sadly we know there are still more local people who could benefit from our support.
Join with us and together we can help more local families get the care they need.
Here’s how you can show your support for the Open Up campaign.
Spread the word
Have you experienced the care of St Catherine’s Hospice, either yourself or through a relative or friend? This month, take the opportunity to tell at least one new person about the difference it made.
Share our posts on social media this month and help our message reach as many people as possible!
Sign up as a volunteer
St Catherine’s couldn’t survive without our army of volunteers who help in all kinds of different ways.
Current opportunities include working at our brand new Superstore in Preston – where roles include van drivers, van assistants, shop assistants, till assistants and stock sorters. Click here for more information.
For other roles based at the hospice – including with the befriending service highlighted above – click here.
Make a donation
It costs £5.2m to run St Catherine’s each year. Out of this we need to raise £3.5m through the generosity and tireless efforts of our wonderful supporters.
Click here to make a donation to St Catherine’s Hospice.