Here at Strathcarron Hospice we have continued to provide specialist palliative care services throughout the current pandemic. Of course, it has been necessary to adapt very quickly to the changing circumstances we find ourselves in and it has been a learning curve for everyone.

As we approach our 40th anniversary next year, one this is clear, that people have and always will be at the very heart of what we do. When we opened our doors to the first terminally ill person in 1981, patient care and support for loved ones was our driving force and, with continuing financial support from the public, we aim to be here for generations to come.

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery we have been able to introduce and expand our Community Development programme. This has enabled us to reach out to communities and bring them together, supporting some of the most vulnerable and isolated people in our society, providing them with support, company and activities. Loneliness has been one of many sad side effects of the pandemic and with the support of many amazing volunteers we are doing all we can to minimise this.

At the moment we are currently looking for volunteers who would like to sign up to become a pen-pal for others who enjoy the receiving and writing of letters. It's a lovely way to connect with someone who will really appreciate hearing from you. If this is something which interests you please email [email protected]  or call us on 01324 826222.