FAQ

What services do you provide at KEMP?

We support people living all across the Wyre Forest who are experiencing life limiting illness and bereavement. Our care and support is individually tailored for each person who comes to us and their own set of circumstances. Our nurse-led Day Hospice operates 4 days each week; bereavement counselling and support groups for children from the age of 5 through to adults; we provide support in Care Homes about having difficult conversations at end of life and our Peer Mentoring project trains young people in schools to support their peers who might be experiencing loss. 


How many beds does Kemp have?

KEMP is not a bedded hospice. We're a specialist Day Hospice and we also provide support in the community and in homes. Our model means that we can be flexible, responding to changing needs in our community. It also means we can take up exciting new opportunities such as our Peer Mentoring Project and our Advanced Care Planning work in local care homes.


Do people have to pay for support from KEMP?

No. All our services are provided free of charge to the people we help. 


Is it only people with cancer who can come to KEMP Day Hospice?

Not at all. Many conditions can limit life expectancy. There is not an exhaustive list but we care for people living with cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure, kidney disease, liver disease, and people who have a combination of conditions. 


is it only people who have had someone attend the hospice who can access bereavement support?

Not at all. Children from the age of 5, young people and adults who have been affected by a loss within the last 5 years can access our Family Support services. Simply call our Bereavement Helpline on 01562 756060 to speak to one of our team.


How much does it cost to run KEMP Hospice?

It costs us just under £1.5million every year to provide all our services. 80% of this is raised through our shops and the incredible support of businesses, groups and individuals in our community.


Does KEMP receive any government funding?

Yes, we receive 20% of our funding from our local Clinical Commissioning Groups.


how many people work at kemp?

We have 54 full and part time staff working in the hospice, in our shops and warehouse. As is the case with many hospices, the work of KEMP began and ran for many years solely based on people giving their time and skills and we are very fortunate to have the support of over 300 volunteers across all areas of our work. 


How do I refer someone to KEMP for support?

Please either ring us at the hospice on 01562 756000 or you can complete a referral enquiry form here.


what's it like at kemp?

Why not come and see for yourself. We love showing visitors around our hospice. Please get in touch if you'd like to visit or find out more about how we do what we do.