Every day, Sobell House cares for around 150 people in their own homes, in its Day Centre, Inpatient Unit, and on the wards of the main hospitals. The focus of care is centred on the patient’s immediate needs.
The help Sobell House provides takes on many forms, including pain management, pastoral care, advice on accessing financial help and help with maintaining independence. The staff accompany patients and their families on what is undoubtedly the most difficult journey that can be taken. As a patient’s condition changes, the staff adapt the care they provide and work with the patient and their family to ensure that the appropriate care package is in place.
Both before and after the death of a patient, Sobell House’s Bereavement Team helps family members to cope with their loss. This has enabled many people across Oxfordshire to adapt and pick up their lives again.
How playing the Local Hospice Lottery helps Sobell House
All of the care that Sobell House delivers to patients and their families across Oxfordshire is completely free of charge. Although Sobell House receives a percentage of their income from the local NHS, they could not continue to provide their services without the ongoing support of the individuals and organisations who contribute through the Sobell House Charity. Sobell House needs to raise in the region of £1.6 million each year from voluntary sources, to run the Hospice and carry on providing care to the people of Oxfordshire.
Profits from the Local Hospice Lottery help towards Sobell House’s running costs and provides a regular stream of income which they can rely on receiving, each and every month. Not only does this help to provide essential care and support to local families right now, it also enables Sobell House to plan and develop their services for the future.
Sobell House 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 Sobell House to Sobell House. This is expected to be at least £850,000 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.
For more information about the services provided by Sobell House and the other ways you can help:
Sobell House is a Registered Charity, Number 1118646