Research commissioned by Marie Curie Cancer Care shows that 64 per cent of people would choose to die at home, but in reality only 25 per cent achieve this. Marie Curie Nurses now care for around 50 per cent of all cancer patients who die at home. They work through the night or during the day around Oxford to provide care for patients in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
Respite nursing for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters (ROSY) is a charitable organisation which provides respite and other support to families caring for children with life-limiting or chronic conditions at home.
Helen & Douglas House is one of the leading charitable organisations providing hospice care for children and young adults suffering life-shortening conditions. Based at two hospice sites serving Oxford and surrounding counties, they also provide specialist support for the whole family.
Aspire Oxford is a multi-award-winning charitable organisation supporting men and women who have come through really tough periods in their lives. The Oxford-based charity offers hope, rehabilitation, employment and recovery to those with a background of homelessness, substance misuse and offending.
"I wanted to say a huge thank you to Aspire and your team who gave our client such a great removal service. You gave us a very reasonable quote, it was very easy to get in touch with you and make all the arrangements. You were understanding and flexible, and the trainees who helped our client move were so efficient, kind and caring. When I visited the client the following day they had arranged his flat so nicely for him so it looked really homely and welcoming. It was a difficult move and with your help it went very smoothly."
Naomi Winnifrith, Tenancy Sustainment Officer, Oxford City Council