What we do

Our work supports the development of hospice care in the UK. By supporting hospice professionals, championing the voice of hospice care and promoting clinical excellence, we help hospice care providers to deliver the highest quality of care to people with life-limiting or terminal conditions and their families.

Hospice nurses

Hospice UK plays an important national role in:

  • Supporting the breadth, dynamism and flexibility of the more than 200 hospices across the UK who care for over 200,000 adults and children every year
  • Equipping those professionals with the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to deliver care in any setting, support their local communities and to work in partnership with others
  • Improving the quality of all palliative and end of life care by sharing good practice, innovative solutions and learning
  • Provoking and challenging across sectors, bringing partners together to collaborate in new ways and think differently about solutions
  • Embracing and provoking conversations about death, dying and bereavement across all sectors of our society - schools, workplaces and homes as well as between families, friends, neighbours and colleagues

We champion hospice care

Tracey Bleakley speaking at the National Conference in 2017
We provide a national voice for hospice care which we use to lobby government and position hospices as leaders in providing the very best care at the end of life.
Find out more about policy and advocacy >

Our grants programme

View our grants programme
We provide a range of grants for individuals and hospices, for anything from helping towards a qualification to funding for special projects.
Find out more about our grants programme >

Education and training

Hospice UK organises plenty of courses and conferences
One of our founding visions was to support education and training. We offer a comprehensive range of education and training courses.
Our latest courses and conferences >

Raising awareness

We raise awareness of hospice care
We run campaigns to help raise awareness nationally, as well as support hospices to promote hospice care in the communities they serve.
View our campaigns >

Corporate partnerships

We have a number of corporate partnerships working for hospice care
We manage several corporate partnerships which raise funds directly for our members as well as nationally.
Find out more about corporate partnerships >

Dying Matters

Find out more about Dying Matters
Hospice UK is proud to be the parent charity of Dying Matters, the national campaign which aims to widen conversations about death, dying and bereavement.
Get involved in Dying Matters >

Improving quality of care

Hospice care for an outpatient
We help hospices to achieve and maintain excellence in their care and governance by offering support programmes and sharing good practice.
Find out more about clinical and care support >

Fundraising support

We support hospices with income generation
Collectively local charitable hospices need to raise £1.9 million every day from their local communities to fund the care they provide.
We support our members with income generation >

Our impact

See our impact
We make a difference for our members and other hospice and palliative care providers.
We make a big impact for hospice care >

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