When faced with life shortening illness, death and bereavement, the people of the Highlands deserve the best possible care and support. At Highland Hospice their ambition is to ensure they receive this.
Their Inpatient Unit and Day Therapy Centres offer specialist support to patients with a progressive, life shortening illness. By managing their pain and other physical symptoms, Highland Hospice help make time and space for reflection, for gaining perspective and for achieving a measure of calm and tranquillity. Crucially, their team also offers advice with the emotional, social and spiritual issues that may arise and work with patients, families and carers at a time of transition to help them enjoy, value and commemorate life.
As well as providing services direct to those in need, Highland Hospice want to serve care professionals and informal carers in the Highland community by sharing knowledge and resources so they can provide the best care they can.
Through their adult and child bereavement services and by working in partnership with others Highland Hospice aim to ensure support is available for all those in the Highlands living with grief, regardless of age or location.
By offering support, mentoring and learning their specialist staff are able to deliver and share our skills in local hospitals and care homes, and in people’s homes, helping people to be provided with respect, dignity and choice during their declining health.
To extend the work and reach of Highland Hospice, they want to work in partnership to enable communities to come together to harness their compassion to support each other at the end of life.
Volunteers and those of partner organisations offer befriending services providing practical support to those living at home, helping to reduce social isolation and offering carers a break.
Highland Hospice work with key individuals and groups, and engage with them and other stakeholders, working together to design community-led solutions to deliver and support health and social care services that meet the specific needs of that community.
Highland Hospice is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and their services are offered free of charge to all those in the Highlands who need them. They are an independent local charity reliant on the community and any contribution of time or money, as a volunteer or donor, can make a meaningful difference to people when they need it most.
How playing the Local Hospice Lottery helps Highland Hospice
Profits from the Local Hospice Lottery help towards Highland Hospice’s running costs and provides a regular stream of income that they can rely on receiving, each and every month. Not only does this help to provide essential care and support to families across the Highlands right now, it also enables the Hospice to plan and develop their services for the future.
Highlands Hospice is one of a number of hospices throughout Great Britain supported by Local Hospice Lottery and Local Hospice Lottery will give between 50% and 80% of profits from individuals playing in support of Highlands Hospice to Highlands Hospice. This is expected to be at least £1,000,000 over five years from April 2016. For each £1 entry in the weekly draw Local Hospice Lottery gives an average of 60p to hospice care.
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Highland Hospice is a registered Scottish charity, No SC011227