Hospice at Home West Cumbria will now be able to care for adults with a life limiting illness, and their families and carers, by providing a range of anticipatory grief, emotional wellbeing and bereavement support, thanks to Community Investment Funding from the Allerdale GDF Community Partnership. Services will include complementary therapies, one-to-one sessions and group support.

Hospice at Home West Cumbria is at the heart of the community, and the only charity and hospice organisation providing free bespoke emotional wellbeing and bereavement support in the palliative care sector across the region. The funding will make a real difference, delivering care at their Therapy and Information Centre in Workington, in people’s homes and local hospital wards, supporting people when they need it most.

The Allerdale GDF Community Partnership provides access to £1million Community Investment Funding per year from the GDF developer as discussions progress around whether a Geological Disposal Facility could be right for Allerdale and if Allerdale is the right place for a GDF.

A GDF is a highly engineered facility designed to safely and securely dispose of ‘higher activity’ radioactive waste, deep underground.

The Chair of Allerdale GDF Community Partnership, Mary Bradley, said:

“It means so much to the Partnership to be able to award funding to Hospice at Home West Cumbria. Every single member of the team there are passionate and dedicated and are providing genuine care and services that are critical to the wellbeing of our community. Hospice at Home West Cumbria have been there for so many of us in our time of need and any one of us could find ourselves needing them at any time. It’s an honour to support them.”

Claire Jenkinson, Family and Bereavement Services Team Leader said:

“We are incredibly grateful to the Allerdale GDF Community Partnership for helping us to provide hospice support services to more patients and their families. Family and Bereavement Services and Complementary Therapies make a huge difference to the lives of those affected by palliative illness and we are thrilled that Allerdale GDF Community Partnership recognise the importance of this work.”

To find out more about our Family and Bereavement services, please click here.

Thank you to Allerdale GDF Community Partnership for supporting Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

Allerdale GDF Community Partnership