St Peter & St James Hospice was recently awarded a capital grant of £5,000 from Mid Sussex District Council to help make improvements to their building and make it more energy efficient. This project will replace the windows and doors which had not been updated since the Hospice was built over thirty years ago, enhancing the facility, improving security and reducing heating loss.
"By supporting St Peter & St James Hospice in their improvements we are supporting both the Hospice and the people who use this vital facility," said Councillor Christopher Snowling, Cabinet member for Health and Community.
St Peter & St James Hospice provides specialist care, love and support for people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses, and support for their family and friends. The facility offers an eight-bed hospice in-patient unit, one respite bed and fourteen Continuing Care beds. They enable these residents to live life to their fullest potential by offering a comprehensive programme of support to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
The Hospice also supports patients in their own homes via a Specialist Community Team and a Day Hospice and complementary therapies. All hospice services are provided free of charge and with just 15% fnding from the NHS, St Peter & St James relies on fundraising and donations to secure the £4,000 required each day to deliver these vital services. You can find out more at http://www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk/
Corporate, Capital and Revenue grants applications are considered by the Mid Sussex District Council Cabinet Grants Panel, that meet three times a year. Further guidance is available on the web pages at www.midsussex.gov.uk/grants.
1 September 2009