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.

This Is What It Takes: 7-13 October 2019

Hospice Care Week 2019

When people think of “hospice”, they tend to think of nurses. And if they think of “hospice funding” they probably think about sky dives or marathons. All of this is true, but it’s far from the whole picture. Hospice care needs a lot more people, skills, and resources to take place, and needs more than just the odd fun run to fund it.

This year's Hospice Care Week is going to look at the less obvious or less visible staff and volunteers that make hospice care happen, as well as the materials and equipment necessary. It will also look at all the sources of funding needed to pay for this: the shops, donations, runners and coffee mornings as well as CCG contracts, grants, and support from local business and charity organisations.

The goal is to take a more informative look at hospice care. In short, the campaign will say: This is what it takes to provide hospice care, and this is what it takes to pay for it all.

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 UK?
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
We will have it covered.
Find out more >


What does hospice care mean to you?