Following its initial set up in 1989 with a ‘Legacy’ donation, a Chapel-en-le Frith day hospice has received a £1,000 contribution from Barratt Homes from its own Legacy initiative.
Blythe House, which supports people within the High Peak community with life-limiting illnesses, will use the funding to support its Hospice at Home care, which allows patients to receive care from the comfort of their own home at the end of their lives.
Barratt is building nearby at Midshires Meadow in Whaley Bridge, has covered the costs of a carer for 66 hours.
The hospice offers a multitude of services which include a 24/7 Hospice at Home service providing palliative and end of life care to patients with life-limiting illnesses in the comfort of their own home. It also provides counselling to adults and children who are affected by a bereavement. Zoe Woodward, Income Generation Lead at Blythe House, said: “The donation from Barratt Homes will help our charity to continue to support people with a life-limiting illness in our local community.
“Demand for our service has trebled in the past year and income generation has been a major challenge as our fundraising events and activities were cancelled for the majority of the pandemic.
“The Barratt Homes Legacy scheme is a wonderful support for local communities and makes a difference to people’s lives who live in the local neighbourhood.
“We’d like to say thank you for this fabulous support, it’s wonderful that Barratt Homes recognises the important work we do in the community and the benefits for people with a life-limiting illness to remain in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home.”
In September 2020, Blythe House Hospice care merged with Bakewell-based charity, Helen’s Trust which, for 20 years, has provided end of life care in a patient’s home in the Derbyshire Dales and North Derbyshire.
Neil Goodwin, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “As we’re creating a brand new community in High Peak, we are actively looking for ways to support local causes in the area to show our support.
“Bythe House is a really fantastic cause and we are very pleased we’ve been able to help support its excellent work within the community through our Legacy initiative.”