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Hospiscare

Hospiscare provides expert palliative and end of life treatment and care for adults with a terminal condition living in Exeter, east or mid Devon area. We are a charity and receive a small annual grant from the NHS. Most of our funds are raised through fund raising, donations and our network of shops and outlets. Our services are free of charge. We run and manage services consisting of: 12 bedded inpatient unit (hospice) 3x outreach hospices providing day on Thursdays), in reach team to RDEFT, 29 community nurses. All our services are supported by our expert medical and multi-disciplinary team based at the hospice.

Updated:
5 January 2019
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Health, Care, Medical, Voluntary Sector, Retail
Local Alliances:
Crediton Dementia Action Alliance, Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Action 1: Make Dementia Friends sessions available for all staff and volunteers.

Action 2: Work more closely with existing dementia services including volunteer groups by joining the Alliance and supporting networking and sharing

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Sometimes external organisations think hospices are only for people with cancer and those who are dying.

Dementia isn't often seen as a terminal condition.

We have finite resources and need to spend them wisely.

Member contacts

www.hospiscare.co.uk

Member website

www.hospiscare.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Support for the 2019 Exeter Alliance Calendar

    We supported and promoted the 2019 'Shining a Light' Alliance Calendar.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Dementia Friends Sessions for Staff

    We will make Dementia Friends sessions available for all staff and volunteers.

    Status:
  • Working in Partnership with Local Dementia Services

    Work more closely with existing dementia services including volunteer groups by joining the Alliance and supporting networking and sharing

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Working in Partnership with Local Dementia Services

    Work more closely with existing dementia services including volunteer groups by joining the Alliance and supporting networking and sharing

    Status:
    Being implemented