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Project information

Expansion of Therapy Services

To increase the number of free therapy sessions we can offer to clients with a longer term life limiting disease such as Motor neurone Disease from 12 to 24 sessions in the second and subsequent years of care,

January 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: Herriot Hospice Homecare

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  • Need


    Currently any patients with a long term life limiting disease such as Motor Neurone Disease can receive 24 therapy sessions in the first year and further 12 sessions in the second and subsequent years. Over recent years we have received several requests for patients who have already received 12 sessions in the 2nd year to have another course of treatments in the same year as therapy greatly help them cope with the side effects of their illness such as anxiety.


    Expansion of Therapy project aims to raise enough money so we can offer based on need an additional 12 therapy sessions to 12 patients in their second year of care.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To increase the number of therapy sessions offered to 12 patients from 12 to 24 sessions.


    » Our existing 5 part time therapists will provide the additional sessions.

    What success will look like

    We will track the number of sessions provided to each patient and gather feedback from the carers and family on the benefits of the additional sessions.

  • Impact


    To help patients with long term life limiting diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease cope with their illness. As quality of life for many of these patients is poor i.e. many are unable to speak or move then therapy becomes a life line to them. The effect and impact increasing the number of therapy sessions available to patients will be demonstrated by feedback gathered from their carers and families.


    Only risk is we will not have the number of referred patients. However the need in previous years as always outweighed the number of courses of therapy sessions that we are funded for.


    Regular quarterly updates to our donors on progress made.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,760

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,320 Therapy treatments staff costs of 12 courses of therapy for 12 patients
      £1,440 Travel costs Milage costs
  • Background


    All therapy sessions will take place in patients own homes.


    Patients with long term life limiting diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our therapy services has been providing therapy sessions to patients with life limiting diseases for the last 7 years so our hospice has a track record of offering such as service.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Team Of Part Time Therapists

    Providing the therapy sessions to the patients