Paul Sartori Hospice at Home were delighted to hear that a recent application to the Caring Communities Innovation Grant was successful. The Grant, which is coordinated by PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services) awarded £1,523.48 towards the charities ‘Equipping the Community to be Independent Phase 2’ project.

The Caring Communities Innovation Grant panel members were supportive of this particular ‘Phase’ of the project as Paul Sartori Hospice at Home identified that the purchases would see positive outcomes for end of life patients, families and carers. The Grant funded the purchase of reclining bath chairs, accessories and TENS machines.

PAVS administers the Caring Communities Innovation Grant from the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund, which offers grants for new and innovative projects in Pembrokeshire that will help older people, people with learning disabilities and unpaid and young carers with their health and wellbeing.

Vanessa John, PAVS Third Sector Support Manager said “The panel were pleased to award funding to the Paul Sartori Foundation to purchase this much needed equipment that will be used to improve the care and support provided for patients.”

“We are delighted and very grateful to the Caring Communities Innovation Grant team for supporting this project and the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Equipment Loan Service. This grant has enabled the charity to purchase specific items to support end of life patients, their families and carers in Pembrokeshire now, and in many years to come,” said Pat Coombs, Clinical Coordinator and Equipment Facilitator at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Equipment Loan Service rely on specific donations to fund the purchase of new items of equipment. This grant is part of a diverse range of fundraising initiatives to fund this essential service delivered in the county which supplements the statutory provision.

‘Equipping the Community to be Independent’ is part of a wider campaign to raise awareness and funds to purchase a range of new items for patients with any life limiting illness. This equipment is especially for end of life patients who wish to be cared for, and remain at home, surrounded by their family and friends. Paul Sartori Hospice at Home launched a campaign at the beginning of June via Crowdfunder, in association with the CALOR Rural Community Fund, to raise even more money for various items of new equipment. For more information, visit:

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