Advance Care Planning can help you and your carers (family and friends who are involved in your care) to understand what is important to you. The plan provides an ideal opportunity to discuss and record in writing your views with those who are close to you. It will help you to be clear about the decisions you make and the attached planning guidance form will allow you to record your wishes in writing so that they can be carried out at the appropriate time.
Remember that your feelings and priorities may change over time. You have choices in what may happen in the future such as being able to remain living independently at home. This document allows you to voice your own preferred choices. You can change what you have written whenever you wish to, and it would be advisable to review your plan regularly (every 3–6 months) to make sure that it still reflects what you want. Remember to sign and date this document when you review it so that it is clear to others.
Please note that this booklet and Sections are not designed to be completed all at once. It can be filled in over a period of time, as and when you feel comfortable to do so, but a good place to start is Section One “Statement of your wishes and care preferences”
Join our first virtual quiz on Sunday 12th April at 8pm to raise money for the Hospice during COVID19. Get yourself a drink, sit back and play from the comfort of your sofa! It costs a mere £3 to enter, the participation fee will enable us to continue to support patients in their own homes during these unprecedented times. To participate click HERE Good luck!
5 Valley schools raised a record amount for Rossendale Hospice in an entrepreneurial challenge.
The event, jointly organised by Rossendale Hospice supported by Baldwins and Alder Grange School, is in its 5th year. The five schools raised a combined total of £7,130.64 in this year’s ‘Youth Enterprise Challenge’.
The contest, launched in October last year, lasted 16 weeks and saw Year 9 & 10 teams from Alder Grange, The Valley Leadership Academy, Whitworth High, Haslingden High and Tor View school, all come up with enterprising initiatives to generate as much income as possible to be donated to the hospice.
Thank you to all the schools who took part and for the hardwork and effort that went into their fundraising.
We are working as normally as possible in what is an unprecedented and ever changing situation, and following government guidelines to keep our patients, volunteers and staff safe. Our Hospice at Home Teams are continuing to provide essential care for patients in their own homes but unfortunately we've had to adapt some of our other service provision.
Our fundraising activities have also been impacted as we've had to cancel many upcoming events which we so rely on. We will be launching a campaign to run over the next 12 weeks, and while we appreciate these are the most difficult times for all, we would be most grateful if you are able to make a donation. More information can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/carryoncaring?success=true
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