Caring for our community

Cornwall Hospice Care is a 24/7 UK healthcare charity that provides compassionate, specialised end of life care for patients, their families and carers. Together with our local community, we aim to ensure every day matters to those whose lives we touch.

We offer inpatient care at Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospices, Lymphoedema clinics, community support hubs, and bereavement services. This is free, thanks to the Cornish community, who’ve generously supported our work for over four decades.

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Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

As a Cornish charity and not the NHS, we rely on the generosity of people like you who leave us gifts in Wills, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our shops.


Could help to fund a hospice nurse for an hour, providing peace, comfort and calm when someone is nearing the end of their life.

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Could help to fund one lymphoedema appointment, supporting someone to recover their independence whilst living with the condition.

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Could help fund one of our specialty doctors for an hour, helping alleviate someone’s complex symptoms.

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Funds 24 hours of care in an end of life hospice bed, including round-the-clock nursing, meals and valuable time with loved ones.

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Fundraise and play our Lottery

Your support makes a huge difference to all those whose lives we touch. Thanks to you and people like you, who sponsor a nurse; fundraise at work, school or at home; who take part in events, Cornwall Hospice Care continues to make everyday matter for our patients and their families and friends.

Have you yet to join our Lottery? With weekly guaranteed cash prizes and a rollover prize of up to £10,000, you have to be in it to win it! Play for just £1 a week; have some fun whilst funding our hospice nurses.


Job vacancies

If working for a charity appeals to you, we have many roles. There’s the care on our front line to support services, including running our shops, organising fundraising events, maintenance, administration and looking after our finances and IT systems.

We’re a Living Wage Employer, offering a supportive working environment and extra benefits such as training and development opportunities. We work together as a team following our core values of compassion, integrity and togetherness.


The gift of time

As a charity, we rely on the incredible help of our volunteers, who so generously provide their time and knowledge. We simply couldn’t provide our care without our volunteers!

So whatever your skills, background, passions, or motivations for volunteering, we’re certain to find the perfect position for you, whether that be on our hospice receptions or wards, in our shops and warehouses or giving your time to help at a fundraising event.


More than a shop

Our charity shops are at the heart of their local communities and bring people together. Cornwall Hospice Care relies on the support of Cornish towns and villages from Bude in the north to Penzance in the far south.

Whether you donate items at our dedicated centres, or regularly visit your local store, all the money raised supports the care we provide to patients, carers, families and friends


Get support when you need it

Losing a loved one is a very challenging time in life. Relatives and friends can offer support, but if you need more help, we are here for you. Even if a loved one of yours passed away a while ago, you can still turn to us whenever you need to. Family members and carers of anyone we cared for before their death can access our services for free.  Our Community Services team also provide support free of charge to anyone coming to terms with loss, whether they have a connection to us or not.

You can also visit our Cornwall Hospice Care Useful Links Directory for patients and family members – which has a library of useful downloads and links.


Leave a gift in your Will

You become a guardian of our future by leaving a gift in your Will. To put it simply, your gift will be life-changing as 2 in every 5 of our patients are cared for thanks to the gifts people leave us; without you, we would not be able to deliver our incredible care.

Choosing what will happen to everything you own after you die is an important decision. After taking care of your family and friends, you’ll be amazed at what one final gift can do, no matter how big or small.

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Professional training

We are an experienced clinical team from a variety of different backgrounds, all passionate about education, learning and high-quality palliative and end of life care. We provide education and training for Cornwall Hospice Care employees as well as health and social care staff from the wider healthcare community.

We are committed to supporting the ongoing development of individuals’ knowledge and skills in line with evidence-based best practice.

Upcoming fundraising events

Whether you’d like to visit a beautiful local garden, fundraise with friends or take on a serious challenge abroad, we have an event to suit you. Find out how you can support Cornwall Hospice Care’s work and have fun by browsing our upcoming events.

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