We are the national charity for hospice care, supporting over 200 hospices in the UK. We believe that everyone matters throughout their life right up until they die, and that no one should die in avoidable pain or suffering.

Our aim is to make sure that everyone with a life limiting or terminal condition gets the very best care, and we believe hospices are critical to achieving this.

Collectively hospices in the UK care for around 360,000 people every year, and we work closely with them to support their vital work and to create a stronger voice for hospice care. We also support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.

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How we make a difference

Our work supports the development of hospice care and helps hospice care providers to deliver the highest quality of care to people with life-limiting or terminal conditions and their families.

We had a huge impact in 2015, from being the leading advocate for hospice care, to raising awareness of the vital services hospices provide in their communities and supporting excellence in the care they offer.

Find out more in our latest impact report >

Impact report 2015
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