Sidmouth Hospice at Home has been providing care and support to people in the Sid Valley with life limiting illnesses and their families and carers since 1985. Funded by local communities and supported by an amazing team of specially trained volunteers they provide 24/7 care to patients with not only specialist palliative care but also transport, sitting and befriending services and bereavement support.

The demand for these services throughout the UK is expected to increase significantly over the coming years, due to the ageing population, and patients wanting to remain in their own homes. Sidmouth is at the forefront of this challenge in the UK, with its over-85s population being almost a century ahead of the average in England and it has one of the highest rates of dementia.

The charity has been working with the Sidmouth GPs and community nursing team to understand how to best meet the evolving needs of the palliative patients in the Sid Valley. Together, they have developed an innovative new approach – the Sid Valley Integrated Model for Palliative and End of Life Care for All – more details of which can be found in the attached information pack.

The charity is run by CEO, Gill Ryall, who is supported by a small staff team and around 80 volunteers.   With an average annual income of c£400k,  mostly from ad hoc donations and legacies, they are now investing in their future fundraising strategy by recruiting their first professional fundraiser.

Sidmouth Hospice at Home is now looking to recruit some new Trustees to join their hardworking and committed Board who will bring skills, knowledge and expertise in the areas of Finance, Healthcare or PR/Fundraising.  These appointments will support the charity to develop robust governance and achieve its future aims.  Please take the time to read the attached Information Pack and make contact with Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment for an initial discussion (

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