Launch of Grants to Support End of Life Care for Prisoners

Funding to allow hospices to expand and improve palliative care services in prisons.

As part of its partnership with Linder Foundation, Hospice UK is delivering a new programme which aims to expand hospice care for prisoners and improve understanding of the unique needs that imprisoned people will have at the end of life.

12-month grants of up to £15,000 are on offer, from a total funding pot of £75,000.

Examples of work that could be funded include:

  • Outreach to local communities and training for hospice staff to tackle myths.
  • Developing and testing new approaches, such as training programmes focused on the needs of people at end of life for clinical and non-clinical prison staff.
  • Funding a new post to coordinate engagement with and explore ways to support and collaborate with local prisons and specialist organisations supporting prison health and care services.
  • Rolling out of practice models already tested in some hospices, such as on-demand end of life care advice to prisons, delivering direct clinical care and bereavement support in prison and providing training to prison staff.

The fund is open to adult member hospices in the UK, including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

Grants can cover a range of costs associated with project implementation and delivery, including staff costs, transport and training.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on 1 February.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)