Select Committee on Health Written Evidence

Annex A


1.  The Shooting Star Trust, London

  Awarded amount: £250,000

  Progress to date: The grant was awarded in November 2002 and payments commenced in early 2003. The project is now fully underway.

  Grant scheme description:

  The Shooting Star Trust is aiming to develop the first Children's Hospice in West London, to serve over 1,000 children suffering from life-limiting conditions in this area. The Hospice will provide comprehensive care and support children and their families through services including nursing care, practical help, advice and information, aimed at the whole family throughout the child's illness and afterwards.

2.  Marie Curie Cancer Care, Bradford

  Awarded amount: £827,000

  Progress to date: Grant was awarded in September 1999. Building works were completed in July 2001, and centre was officially opened in September 2001. The centre is now fully equipped, staff and volunteers have been recruited.

  Grant scheme description: This project will develop a specialist palliative care centre in Bradford's inner city. It will provide 16 in-patient beds, out patients clinic, day care services and home care support. A one year capital grant will pay for the extended user and relative facilities in the new building.

3.  The Donna Louise Trust, West Midlands

  Awarded amount: £160,868

  Progress to date: Grant awarded in March 2003 and payments commenced in May 2003. The project is now fully underway.

  Grant scheme description: A project to establish a team of Family Support Workers at a newly built respite hospice for children with life limiting illnesses. The team will provide support, advice and activities for the children and their families who are in need of respite care. The grant, over three years, will fully fund the salaries of four full-time Hospice Family Support Workers, recruitment costs and training for staff and volunteers.

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