Local Health Board (LHB) Grant Income
LHB grants are made under “section 64” grant regimes as a contribution to the core running costs of care services activities. This grant has increased during the period 2002-3 to 2010-11 by a little over 2% per year and has, in the 2011/12 financial year, been frozen.
Welsh Government Grant Income
In 2009-10, a one-off grant of £150,000 was received from the Welsh Government towards the purchase of the freehold of part of the land upon which the hospice is built.
Grant from the Welsh Government was initially to support a particular project some years ago but is now considered to be a top up to the LHB grants to achieve a funding formula established by the Palliative Care Implementation Board (PCIB). The Welsh Government has some £5m for the provision of palliative care services (not exclusively voluntary hospice services) throughout Wales and takes advice from the PCIB as to how to allocate that funding. The amount Tŷ Hafan secures from the fund represents a decline of 40% in the period 2002-3 to 2008-9; it has been static for the two years ending 2010 and 2011 at £110,000 and has reduced to nil in the 2012 year.
A long term future is vital for our children and their families.
Ensuring our continuity is fulfilling our promise to care for them as early as initial diagnosis all through their lives, perhaps for as long as 18 years.
There is no alternative for most of the children and young people who attend Tŷ Hafan; hospitals look after sick children, but Tŷ Hafan is the only option for those with life-limiting conditions.
Over the years, Tŷ Hafan, the carers and support team become a vital part of their lives and an invaluable support to the families. It is a bond which we do not want to break.
Public support (Ipsos MORI Omnibus survey for Help the Hospices September 2006) showed that
87% believe that everyone with a terminal illness should have the right to receive hospice care.
78% believe that the government should contribute 50% or more towards the cost of hospices and hospice care.
Tŷ Hafan actively promotes its case to the Welsh Assembly Government.