About St Lukes Hospice – Sheffield
About This Shop
St Luke’s cares for people aged 18 and above throughout Sheffield who have terminal illnesses. Every year we care for around 1,500 patients, and provide dedicated support services for their families, carers and friends too – helping about 5,000 people all told. We aim to control their symptoms, alleviate pain, and give them the best possible quality of life – all free of charge.
At our hospice In Patient Centre, we’re caring for 20 patients at any one time – 400 in any one year. Meanwhile, our 13 community nurses are caring for around 400 patients in their own homes throughout the city – around 1,200 every year.
Our Therapies and Rehabilitation Centre provides individual programmes of therapies, treatments and helps some 350 patients to live independently at home for as long as possible.
Government funding via the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group covers a declining proportion of the income we need – currently just 28%. This means we are currently raising more than £5.6 million of the £8 million total income required each year to deliver our services and carry on caring.
Our charity shops and eBay shop make a vital contribution to this income and are always in need of good quality donations of furniture, electrical items less than 3 years old, clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories, homeware and decorative items, books, toys, DVDs, CDs, and vinyl.