Rowcroft Hospice, a registered charity, provides outstanding specialist palliative and end-of-life care free of charge to over 2,400 patients per year across 300 square miles of South Devon. Eighty percent of Rowcroft’s patients are cared for in their own home or care home.
A specialist team of nurses, doctors, social workers and therapists are dedicated to making every day the best day possible for patients, and their families, living with life-limiting illnesses. A multi-disciplinary approach ensures the hospice provides for medical, emotional, social, practical, psychological, and spiritual needs. Care also extends to patients’ loved ones, including into the bereavement period if a patient dies.
Rowcroft is driven by its charitable objective and aims to meet the forecast increased demand for its services head on, by extending end-of-life care to 3,000 patients per year by 2030.
To achieve this, the charity needs to develop new income streams and become less reliant on traditional forms of income - which have been severely affected during the recent pandemic. Devon Farm Kitchen is an exciting new social enterprise established by Rowcroft to generate vital revenue for the hospice.