Hospice at Home expansion – one year on!

In May 2020, plans to expand the Hospice at Home team were fast-tracked in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.  A year on, we catch up with Jane Carpenter, Hospice at Home Team Lead for Cambridge City, South and Huntingdon.  Together with Emma, Team Lead for Wisbech and the Fens, they look after a dedicated team … Continued

A fundraising update from the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre

With the promise of restrictions being lifted, Fenland has an air of excitement around it. With many restaurants, shops and businesses reopening, the community are feeling positive. Toni Bird, Fundraising Coordinator at Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, tells us about the latest fundraising efforts in Wisbech: “I have noticed a real enthusiasm around fundraising for … Continued

Looking ahead

In 2022, the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity will be celebrating 40 years of helping patients with a life-limiting condition and who are reaching the end of their lives, and their loved ones. We will also be launching our new five-year strategy to help us develop our care and services, as needs change and we cope … Continued

Join us to find out what Living Well has got to do with Dying Matters

Arthur Rank Hospice is hosting a series of thought-provoking talks and conversations around death, dying and bereavement, helping to tackle this prevailing taboo. Dying Matters Awareness Week Dying Matters Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021) is a national campaign which traditionally runs every May, encouraging people to talk about death, dying and bereavement. In conjunction with … Continued

An interview with our new Hospice at Home Team Lead

Our Hospice at Home team provide specialist hands-on care and support in people’s own homes or usual place of residence, when they are approaching the end of their life. We recently recruited Jane Carpenter to lead our dedicated Hospice at Home team. We asked Jane to tell us a bit more about her role and … Continued

Preparations are underway at our Retail Hub…

The latest addition to our retail offering is The Retail Hub, where preparations are well underway at the Eastern Counties Leather Industrial Estate between Sawston and Pampisford. We hope to be able to accept donations from mid-October, and plan to open for browsing and buying from the start of November (watch this space).   Whilst the … Continued

More colleagues return to the Hospice

Over the past few months, like many organisations across the world, we have asked colleagues who do not need to work in the office to work from home. In a Hospice, there are many roles which can’t be undertaken from home and we remain exceptionally grateful to all our colleagues who have come to the … Continued

Shining a Spotlight on our Caring Communities Volunteers

Caring Communities Volunteers In February 2020, plans were put in place to roll out our Caring Communities scheme to patients discharged from the Hospice’s Day Therapy service. Later in the year, the scheme was to be extended to support patients already receiving care from Arthur Rank Hospice’s Community Team. Originally, the scheme recruited ten volunteers … Continued