Mary Stevens Hospice shortlisted for Great British Care Award

Categories: Care and Community Engagement.

The Mary Stevens Hospice has been shortlisted in the West Midlands region of the Great British Care Awards 2022 in recognition of their highly acclaimed No Barriers Here work.

The No Barriers Here team have been shortlisted for the ‘Palliative and End of Life Care Award’ that recognises outstanding excellence within the care sector, with the award ceremony taking place at Birmingham ICC on Saturday 5th November.

Gemma Allen, Palliative Care Inclusion and Community Partnerships Lead at The Mary Stevens Hospice, said: 

“We are immensely proud to be shortlisted for the Great British Care Awards.

No Barriers Here uses arts-based methods for advance care planning conversations, reaching out and working in co-production with communities to reduce inequality in palliative and end of life care.

Since its development in 2019, the project has continually progressed and in addition to community workshop also includes education, research and a facilitator training programme that is being delivered across the UK. I

’m delighted that The Mary Stevens Hospice and No Barriers Here team have been recognised for this award.”  


Mary Stevens Hospice is a charity offering high quality, specialist hospice care for adults living with life-shortening illnesses and dedicated support for their families and carers. Based in Stourbridge, we serve people who live in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, the Black Country and surrounding areas.

The hospice provides a safe, caring and compassionate environment where all staff are highly-skilled and have time to listen and advise. It is their role to create personalised holistic programmes of care, that encompass emotional and practical support, to help reduce symptoms of illness and side effects of treatment. Specialist services are provided at our recently refurbished In-Patient Unit and our Day Therapies Clinic. We also offer care at home where appropriate.

Mary Stevens Hospice care is provided free of charge to all adults who need our support. Our trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters from a compassionate community work together to raise the funds that pay for over 80% of our annual running costs.

Without their efforts we would not be able to deliver our badly needed services and ensure that:

  • The care that we provide is free
  • The care that we provide is for local people
  • The care that we provide relieves pain and suffering
  • The care that we provide for 4 out 5 of our patients is paid for by money we have raised




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