Five years ago, with  the help of a Big Lottery grant, we set up our Hospice@Home service to provide personal care and practical and emotional support to people at home in the last two weeks of life.  Working alongside district nurses, the H@H team apply all their skill and expertise to tailor care to the needs of each individual in the familiar surroundings of their own home.  It’s all about what’s important to the person and enabling them to live until they die, making every moment count.

Over this time, Strathcarron Hospice@Home has cared for 1545 patients, and the service has seen a consistent growth in referrals since 2014. The service has received scores of excellence from the Care Inspectorate and has made a huge impact on individuals, families, the wider health and social care system and the Hospice.  In supporting people to stay at home at the end of life, it has saved almost 2000 hospital bed days and the associated costs per year.  Its flexible and responsive model has provided the right support at the right time. It has quickly become an integral part of the range of services that Strathcarron Hospice offers to the community.   

As our five year lottery funding comes to an end we are continuing to support those who need this invaluable service and are actively seeking NHS funding to help us do so.  Our aim is to continue to grow and develop our services and be there for our communities when they need us, making every moment count for individuals and their families.