Community engagement


Community engagement is important to everyone at St Richard’s Hospice. The hospice engages with its community to raise awareness of what we do and what support we provide, dispel common hospice myths and listen to what people need from our care and support.

Community engagement is a function carried out by our Family Support Team, members of our clinical teams, Communications and Fundraising team and our volunteers. We engage with thousands of people on an annual basis through a variety of projects and events.

Community engagement projects at St Richard’s Hospice:

  • Our Family Support Team regularly support local schools to increase understanding of hospice care and bereavement with both pupils and teachers
  • Listening into Action is a forum group whereby current patients, carers and those with a connection to the hospice can support ongoing developments by providing suggestions and opinions from a user’s perspective. The group is facilitated by the hospice and has hospice department’s represented. If you would like more information please contact Tracey Grint, Care Quality lead or call 01905 763963.
  • Activities in the community during Dying Matters Awareness Week and Hospice Care Week to raise the profile of St Richard’s and initiate conversations with our community around palliative care, death, dying and bereavement
  • Our Fundraising and Communications team regularly welcome the community to open afternoons and hospice tours to showcase our facilities and dispel common hospice misconceptions. If you are interested in arranging a tour or finding out when our next open afternoon will be held, please contact the Fundraising tea on 01905 763963.
  • Build relationships with community groups to ensure our services are inclusive and meet the needs of our local community
  • Our passionate teams regularly deliver talks to local community groups to those who are interested in hearing more about our hospice support. We deliver talks to WI’s, Rotary, lunch clubs, friendship clubs and other social groups in the community. If you are interested in arranging a guest speaker please contact Alice Spearing, or call 01905 763963

We are passionate and dedicated to engage with our community. If you would like to find out more information please contact Alice Spearing, Engagement Officer, or call 01905 763963.