Hospice Care Week

Will you help us show people that This Is What It Takes for more than 200 hospices across the UK to provide world class hospice, palliative and end of life care?

There are more than 200 hospices across the UK providing inpatient and home support for people and their families. But that's not all.

It takes 40,000 staff, and more than 125,000 volunteers to provide the care they need. And while end of life care is one of the things that we will all need at some point, two-thirds of the £1.4 billion per year needed to run an essential public service comes from you - in public donations, legacies, shops, lotteries and events.

Hospice care is free, but it's not cheap. It's important and demanding. And most of all, it's very special. Join us this October and play your part in showing what it takes to give people and their families the care they need and deserve.

Do you know what it takes? Have a go at our quiz

This is what it takes
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What it takes

Find out what it takes
It takes the support of thousands of people, in so many different ways.
What it takes - hospice stories >

What is hospice care?

Giving a glass of water
Not sure what hospice care is?
More information >

Hospice shop challenge

Break out the bunting for Hospice Care Week
Break out the bunting for Hospice Care Week!
Win some prizes too >

Join the hospice movement

Find a hospice job
We post the latest hospice vacancies right here.
Visit our hospice jobs board >

Who it takes

Anne Odeyemi, a nurse at Haven House
There are thousands of hospice heroes, each playing a vital role in hospice care.
Read some of their stories >

Go Yellow

Will you Go Yellow for Hospice UK?
Go Yellow for Hospice Care Week this year!
Go Yellow for Hospice Care Week >

Find your nearest hospice

Find your nearest hospice
There are over 200 hospices across the UK.
Use our hospice finder >


Download our Hospice Care Week resources
We will have it covered.
Find out more >


What does hospice care mean to you?