Cransley Hospice Trust is delighted with the news that the Government will be supporting Hospices in the UK with a support package of up to £200m per quarter.
The income of Cransley Hospice, like many Hospices and charities across the UK has been drastically affected by the Coronavirus. We have lost the revenue from both our retail shop and our coffee shop which have had to close. We have had to postpone or cancel many of our planned fundraising events and this revenue would usually contribute significantly to our annual fundraising income.
Our collections in supermarkets and shops have also had to stop. We have had to adapt and focus on generating income from our online activities, but it is no-where near enough to cover the downturn in income since the coronavirus outbreak.
The specialist palliative care for patients and support for their families is essential and cannot stop. Without essential hospice resource, this specialist care would fall back to the already stretched NHS hospitals. The care and support provided by our specialist hospice team takes in all aspects of the person, physical, and mental health, spiritual and social care (holistic care) and this is available in the nine-bed inpatient unit and at home, whether this is in their own home or a care home.
Peter Kelby, CEO of Cransley Hospice said: “Our Hospice staff are working harder than ever at this difficult time whilst our fundraising activities have been halted, so the news of this support package from the Government is very welcome and much needed and it will help us to continue to provide the outstanding level of service and care needed in North Northamptonshire.”