Cumbria Community Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund

Cumbria Community Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund

This week, a further £142,293 was awarded from the Fund to projects helping families on low incomes, homeless people, isolated older people and many more get through the coronavirus crisis.

St Mary’s Hospice Ulverston has received an award of £10,000 to help support the adaptation and enhancement of services in response to Covid -19

Working alongside NHS and community based colleagues St Mary’s Hospice have increased support available through their Hospice@Home service, are delivering training in end of life care to external health professionals, supporting palliative care colleagues in Furness General Hospital and responding to increasing demand for Family and Bereavement Support Services.

Alison Alger Head of Fundraising Said. “These are incredibly challenging times for everyone, now more than ever it is important that we are here for the most vulnerable in our community. Due to the impact of Covid -19 calls to our Family and Bereavement Support Service are up 40%, at a time when we like so many charities have been hit by a dramatic loss of income.

We are extremely grateful to Cumbria Community Foundation for this award, it will help us ensure we can continue to respond to and be there for our community when they need us most”

Pictured here are members of the Family and Bereavement Support Team – a photo taken in 2019