Grant award for Chipping Norton home nursing team

A specialist Chipping Norton nursing team which provides care at home for hundreds of terminally ill patients has been awarded grant funding from housebuilder Mactaggart and Mickel.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 4:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 4:18 pm
The Lawrence Home Nursing team

Lawrence Home Nursing has been awarded a £1,000 grant to support its vital work to support caring for people at home at the end of their lives.

Based in Chipping Norton, Lawrence Home Nursing Team have supported more than 560 patients to live out their final days at home by giving end of life nursing care across Oxfordshire, free of charge. The donation will help the Home Nursing Team to continue their important work as their costs increase.

Jane Evans from the Lawrence Home Nursing Team said: "Caring for someone in their final days is a privilege. I try to do everything I can to make each person and their family comfortable. It's about gaining peoples' trust, creating a calm atmosphere and putting people at their ease.

“Ensuring there is good pain relief is also essential. Helping them have a wash or bringing them tea in their favourite cup is also part of the care offered. Families often tell me that just knowing there's someone to call them if there's a change in the condition of their loved one makes a huge difference to them too."

Joanne Casey, managing director at Mactaggart and Mickel added: “The support provided by Lawrence Home Nursing Team at such a sensitive time for people, their families and friends is so important. Supporting them through our Building Communities Fund is an honour.

“This support will help more people fulfil their end of life wishes by remaining in their own homes, close to their loved ones.”

The family-owned homebuilder has a long history of supporting good causes. Their Building Communities Fund was established to enhance the company’s ongoing efforts to help organisations and projects which benefit peoples’ lives.

Charities, community groups, sports teams or schools near Mactaggart and Mickel developments, can apply for a donation to fund anything from new equipment to travel costs.

For more information contact the homebuilder via their website.