Hospice Funding to Support People Living with Progressive Lung Disease – 1st October 2019 (UK)

Adult and children’s Hospices that are members of Hospice UK can apply to a new grants programme to support people living with progressive lung disease.

The Breathe Easy programme provides grants of up to £40,000 to support projects running over a period of 18 months. The grants will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice enabled approach to lung health. The total available funding in this grant round is £500,000 and it is anticipated that between twelve and fifteen grants in this round.

The grants will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice enabled approach to lung health. This can be through a number of ways:

  • Putting into practice the recommendations or findings from an organisational or local scoping exercise
  • Piloting a new project based on a robust needs assessment
  • Introduction of an intervention or tool
  • Adapting existing activities where, through the investment of additional resources, greater impact can be achieved through adoption of new roles and approaches.
  • Responding to national policy or research evidence.

Examples of potential projects could include; the funding of a post, service model, intervention or education programme.  To underpin the programme aims, the Foundation are looking to support projects such as:

  • Advance Care Planning – documenting a person’s care wishes
  • COPD clinics/drop-in sessions – breathlessness management groups
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – to help people live more comfortably and independently
  • Counselling and emotional support – for patients and family carers / informal carers
  • Specific programmes to increase the evidence of non-pharmacological interventions – training and teaching of healthcare staff to offer these
  • Creative use of virtual consultation to support independence in preferred place of care.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 1st October 2019.

Useful Links:

Application Criteria and Guidance

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