Weldmar Hospicecare is an independent charity working in Dorset. All our services are provided free of charge. 70% of the funds we need are raised locally; the rest is given by the NHS. We are the only agency providing specialist palliative care in north, south and west Dorset.
Our job is to support people in Dorset affected by cancer and other life-limiting diseases, largely at the end of life. We work both with patients and their families. We also provide respite services for people with complex long-term progressive conditions. As the only specialist agency in the area we also educate our colleagues in primary care and the acute and independent sectors on how to deliver high quality generalist palliative care.
Our funds come from legacies, our Friends of Weldmar Hospicecare fundraising activities, community fundraising, major events, our chain of shops and our investments. The NHS also funds a small proportion of our services.