Welcome to Hospice UK's Good Governance programme. On this page you'll find a range of helpful guides, networks and toolkits for hospice chairs, trustees, boards and management.

What is governance?


Governance is an umbrella term for the systems, processes and types of behaviour that enable trustees to hold the organisation in trust, steer its work and optimise the benefit to current and future beneficiaries. 

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Charity Trustee Welcome Pack

As a new charity trustee, this Charity Commission guide will help you in your role. It can also be used by existing trustees to refresh knowledge and skills.

Read the trustee welcome pack