Because every day matters

Because every day matters

Living with a life-limiting illness is challenging. Hospiscare is here to help, whether you have cancer, heart disease or any other terminal illness. We support more than 2,000 adults every year, across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

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Caring in the heart of Devon

We support people across the heart of Devon, from Exeter to Okehampton. And in most of those towns, you’ll find a Hospiscare shop helping us raise vital funds!

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Why I shaved my hair for Hospiscare

Why I shaved my hair for Hospiscare

"We all have intricate relationships with our own vanity and working at Hospiscare, I see first-hand the extremely difficult challenges some people face when coming to terms with the process of a life-limiting illness. Some people don’t get a choice as to how their looks may change, or how their hair may thin and fall out, or how their sense of self is impacted as a result of illness. I’m very fortunate to have that choice and my hair will grow back. We are still who we are even if our outward appearance changes. This is my way of acknowledging that.”

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The reality of 2021 for Hospiscare

The reality of 2021 for Hospiscare

In the last year, so many people living with terminal conditions haven’t received the care they usually would have. The result is a large number of local people who are all much more ill now, with many sadly needing end-of-life care much sooner. “Hospiscare’s collective response to the pandemic has been the proudest moment of my working life. But we need the help of generous supporters in our local community to keep going.” – Tina Naldrett, Clinical Director and Lead Nurse

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Fighting for LGBTQ+ equality

Fighting for LGBTQ+ equality

Hospiscare’s work focussing on the needs of LGBTQ+ people, and the specific needs of their carers, was featured in the 2021 Hospice UK Equality in Hospice and End-of-Life Care report. The report recognised the training that Hospiscare staff and volunteers have undertaken in order to understand the specific issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, including what LGBTQ+ carers need from the hospice in order to feel safe and supported at a time of vulnerability.

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