History and Objectives

Hospice Hope was formed following the closure of the Sue Ryder Hospice at Staunton Harold in 2002, which provided palliative care to adults living in North West Leicestershire.

A group of committed individuals felt that the closure of Staunton Harold came at a heavy cost to their local community, with alternative palliative care being located some considerable distance away and little or no NHS support in the area.

Hospice Hope was therefore formed as a registered charity to provide support to people with life limiting conditions.

The objectives of Hospice Hope are:

  • To set up local Support Cafés to provide free, easily accessible ‘drop-in’ support on a weekly basis in North West Leicestershire
  • To provide day care, up to 4 days a week, based in North West Leicestershire

Why do we need day care?

Look no further than Jude’s Story

Jude was a popular and regular client at our Ashby Support Group, who felt passionately that more services for people like herself are needed in North West Leicestershire.

Sadly Jude passed away in February 2014, but her wish was to encourage the local community to support Hospice Hope in their plans to provide local day care.