Grants of up to £40k available for lung health projects

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The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation grants are accepting applications for projects with a focus on lung health.

The Foundation aims to inspire and fund projects that will make a tangible difference to people who live with progressive lung disease.

Currently one in five people live with lung disease, however the unpredictable nature of various types of lung disease means they often have no certainly over how much time they have left to live – the presence of symptoms does not mean someone is close to death, and they may have lived with these symptoms for many months or even years.

Some people do not have access to personalised support with sufficient time to make the best-informed decisions about their own death. Many people want to have a say in where they die, such as in their own home, in hospital or in a hospice. However, that choice is often denied to them through the absence of planning or the limited options available in their community.

Grants of up to £40,000 are available to support projects that will enable hospice to develop their approach to lung health. Organisations must be based in the UK and be members of Hospice UK

Examples of potential projects could include the funding of a post, service model, intervention or education programme, 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 pharmalogical interventions – training and teaching of healthcare staff to offer these
  • Creative use of virtual consultation to support independence in preferred place of care.

For full details and how to apply visit Hospice UK

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