The continued support of Trusts and Foundations is crucial in the work we are doing to support individuals and families affected by life-limiting illnesses.

Delivering the highest quality care across Birmingham and Sandwell costs money – more than £9 million per year – and we simply couldn’t do it without the generous support of Trusts and Foundations.  It costs £24,682 a day to run our vital services, more than £14,000 of which comes from donations and fundraising activities. 58% of our income comes directly from voluntary donations.

Covid-19 has heavily impacted our other fundraising activities meaning that now, more than ever, every single grant, large and small, makes a world of difference to the people in our care. The future is an uncertain one as we could be at risk of cutting back services at a time when they are needed the most. We welcome equipment and project support, and we currently urgently require core funding support to ensure our vital services are not impacted.

To enable us to ensure we deliver the best possible care, we continue to work on a range of exciting service development projects . Some examples of recent projects that we have successfully funded through grants can be seen below: we are grateful to all of our funders for their donations.

Training for Care Homes

Working collaboratively with care homes: providing regular training and support to staff to allow for person-centred care and to improve and enhance the patient experience during end of life care.

Bereavement Services

Extending our bereavement service, previously limited to our patients' loved ones, to everyone in our community: providing counselling for those struggling with the loss of a loved one.

Homelessness

Supporting Birmingham and Solihull’s homeless population and delivering training to frontline staff to better equip them to manage homeless individuals with a life-limiting condition.

If you would like to learn more about our service development portfolio or how your trust could make an impact then please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist.

Debbie Briden – Grants & Trusts Manager debbie.briden@birminghamhospice.org.uk
Charlotte Heap – Grants & Trusts Officer charlotte.heap@birminghamhospice.org.uk

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