Every penny of the total sum contributed by members of the public this year will, as usual, be shared between several charities.
Severn Hospice is the region’s leading provider of specialist palliative and end of life care; we provide care and support to patients across Shropshire and Mid Wales. As one of the busiest hospices in the UK, our specialist team cares for thousands of local people. We are committed to providing care to patients in the place where they want to receive it. The loving care we provide goes beyond the four walls of our buildings, as well as caring for patients in our Shrewsbury and Telford sites, our nursing teams also care for, and support, patients choosing to stay in their own homes. Over the last 12 months, we have developed and expanded our community services to enable us to meet the ever-changing needs of those who rely on our care. Last year, for the first time, we cared for almost as many patients in their own homes, as on our wards in Telford and Shrewsbury.
All of the care we provide is free of charge, but not without cost. Thanks to the unwavering support of the people of Shropshire and Mid Wales, we are able to raise nearly £7 million each year to fund our vital services, enabling our highly trained teams to be there when it matters most for local people.
Hope House Children's Hospices provide care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales. A range of services is offered, including respite and end-of-life care at the hospices and/or within the family home, and support such as counselling, advocacy and the promotion of children, young people's and carers' rights. Children, young people and family members are welcomed into a friendly, homely environment, with the child or young person at the centre.
The support offered includes physical, psychological and spiritual care from a team including experienced doctors, nurses and other care professionals. Support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are fully committed to the reality of diversity and wish to support all who need us, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, class or age. Bereavement support is offered to all children, young people, family members and others involved with the family. This is according to the family's wishes and continues for as long as needed. Bereavement support and counselling is also offered to families in the wider community who have lost a child through any illness or trauma. This support can also be given to children and young people who have experienced a death of someone close in traumatic circumstances.
The KIP Project
KIP aims to provide an appropriate response to homeless individuals throughout the year but especially through the cold winter months. Kip aims to help alleviate rough sleeping and provide basic necessities including food & clothing.
Home-Start Telford & Wrekin
Home Start supports parents with at least one child under the age of 5 who are dealing with issues such as isolation, sickness, disability, mental health, domestic abuse, twins/triplets, difficult relationships. We can help parents to feel that the 'impossible' is possible!
Age UK Telford Befriending Appeal.
Age UK Telford supports volunteer befrienders visiting people's homes to provide friendship and support for lonely and less mobile older people.