Government announces £1 million fund to support people at end of life

October 9, 2014   //   No Comments

The Cabinet Office’s Centre for Social Action launched the Social Action End of Life Support Fund on 2nd October.  The fund will focus on projects that provide compassionate support.

The fund is open to applications from charitable and NHS hospices, hospitals, care homes, UK registered charities, public bodies, social and community enterprises.  Note that applications for funding must be made by 5pm on 7th November 2014.

Successful applicants will build on existing ways that volunteers improve the experience of people at end of life and their families by:

  • reducing isolation
  • meeting emotional needs
  • maintaining connections with networks in the local community

Social action projects can provide befriending, peer support and enhanced support networks. They can also give practical support such as transport, dog walking or gardening, and help those in need to find other services and support.

You can read more about the new fund here.

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