Hospice Care Week

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. Each year we hold a week of celebration and action, which helps to change people’s perceptions of hospice care.

Heart My Hospice: 8-14 October 2018

Hospice Care Week gives us an excuse to go out and talk about the extraordinary work that hospices do at the heart of their communities. It is also an opportunity to inspire action – inviting supporters to get involved by volunteering, donating and showing they care on social media. This year's theme is 'Heart my hospice'.

Why it matters

Find out why Hospice Care Week is so important
Hospice Care Week supports the hospices that in turn care for more than 200,000 people every year.
Hospice care 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 >

Go Yellow

Will you Go Yellow for Hospice Care Week?
Will you Go Yellow for Hospice Care Week this year? We have lots of ways you can fundraise!
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 >

Meet Team Hospice

Anne Odeyemi, a nurse at Haven House
There are thousands of hospice heroes.
Read some of their stories >


Download our Hospice Care Week resources
From bunting to sponsor forms, we've got it covered.
Download our resources >

Will you join us in a social media 'Thunderclap on Thursday?

We want the whole of the hospice movement to shout 'I #HeartMyHospice!' Please copy and paste the below message into your social media channel of choice (or more than one, if you want!), and schedule this to go out at 1pm on Thursday 11 October.

I #HeartMyHospice. And for #HospiceCareWeek we want you to know just how amazing #hospices across the UK are. They support hundreds of thousands of people every year, in all sorts of ways. Visit the @HospiceUK website at www.hospiceuk.org/hospice-care-week, find out more and add your support


What does hospice care mean to you?