St Elizabeth Hospice launches Care Agency to increase income

St Elizabeth Hospice has set up a new care agency which will help generate funds for the Hospice.
St Elizabeth Care Agency has a team of home carers providing high-quality, paid-for personal care and support for people with varying needs in Ipswich and Felixstowe.
Its services will be rolled out to Woodbridge and further afield and more carers are being recruited.
St Elizabeth Care Agency – a social enterprise run as a wholly-owned subsidiary of St Elizabeth Hospice – has been officially launched.
All of the profits generated from St Elizabeth Care Agency are gifted back to help run the Hospice, which provides specialist palliative and end of life care free of charge to people living with a progressive illness in East Suffolk and South Norfolk. 
Jane Petit, St Elizabeth Hospice’s Chief Executive, said: “St Elizabeth Care Agency is a social enterprise which is providing personal care and support in people’s homes. We believe the provision of high-quality domiciliary care is a natural fit with St Elizabeth Hospice’s skills and expertise.
“It lies outside of the remit of our charitable work and has been established to generate a reliable and increasing source of income allowing St Elizabeth Hospice to continue to grow our services for the benefit of patients and their families.”
St Elizabeth Care Agency is initially providing services to clients in Ipswich and Felixstowe before rolling out to Woodbridge and further afield. Care can be provided for people with learning disabilities, physical frailty, disability or mental health needs, aged 18 upwards, including those in older age.
The agency is run separately from the Hospice and the Hospice will continue to provide its full range of palliative and end of life care services free of charge. 
To find out more about St Elizabeth Care Agency or if you are interested in working for them visit www.stelizabethcareagency.co.uk or call 01473 727776 ext. 335 or email homecare@stelizcare.co.uk
What can St Elizabeth Care Agency help with?
  • Personal Care – help with washing, getting dressed, using the toilet, taking tablets
  • Practical support – help with housework, shopping, making meals, collecting prescriptions, helping with post, making telephone calls, and paying bills
  • Other support – encouraging clients with physical, learning or mental health needs to lead as full a life as possible by providing personal care and practical help, coupled with emotional support and companionship
  • Family carer support – providing a service that enables the usual day-to-day carers at home to have a well earned break, including supporting clients with dementia and other similar conditions
  • Out and about support – providing a Home Carer to help clients get out and about in the local community to access shops, attend appointments, and to enjoy leisure or other social opportunities


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