Outstanding palliative and end of life care in your local community

Our care

Here for you, for as long as you need

We provide palliative and end of life care to adults (18+) with a progressive, treatable but not curable life-limiting illness or with severe frailty, and also their family (including children) and carers.

We care for people across our 700sq mile catchment area which covers Bath & North East Somerset (BaNES), and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset. Our services provide physical, psychological and/or spiritual support, and are free of charge. We’re available day and night to ensure that you have the right care, at the right time.

When someone is ill, it’s not just the patient who is affected. Life can be turned upside down for the family and for friends and carers. That’s why we’re here for you, for as long as you need.

Donate now

Your donation will help us care for even more patients and their families when they need it the most. Not only will it support people at the Hospice at Winsley House, but it also supports your community and those that wish to be cared for at home. Thank you.

Read our Christmas Message here to find out how you can donate a gift this Christmas.

How you can support us

Dedicate a light on a Firefly

Dedicating a light on a Firefly is a wonderful way to celebrate the life of a loved one and reflect through a time of remembrance. The Firefly lights are your space to visit whenever you wish. Both here in the woods at Winsley House, or via our 24-hour webcam, connecting you with our serene woodland space, alight with Fireflies wherever you are.

Dedicate a light

Get involved

From paddle boarding on the River Avon to exhilarating treks abroad, we have a variety of exciting ways you can help us raise funds for the Hospice. By participating in one of our events, organising your own event or by playing our lottery, you will be helping to support those who need us most in our community. Get involved today and sign up to one of our events!

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Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Our team of more than 1,200 volunteers give their time so we can continue to offer free care to people with life-limiting illnesses. Volunteering is a fantastic way to learn new skills, meet new people, and give back to your community. From assisting the teams at Winsley House to supporting in our charity shops, we'd love to have you on board.

Volunteer for us

Leave a gift in your will to Dorothy House

1 in 5 of our patients is cared for with thanks to gifts in wills. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. It's your generosity that helps us to provide specialist care and to be there for those in need when it matters most. You can also download our free gifts in wills guide for more information on leaving a gift in your will to Dorothy House.

Gifts in wills

Christmas Message

This year for our Christmas Appeal, we’ve gathered Christmas messages from our team – staff and volunteers – to express our gratitude and convey our seasonal reflections, focused on a commitment to delivering compassionate care.

Our heartfelt Christmas message is simply that Dorothy House is sufficiently supported in order for us to continue to provide palliative and end of life care to those in the community who need us most.

Learn more about our commitment to making every precious penny count this Christmas.

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The Dorothy House podcast

We all have a digital footprint. Be it on social media, via music downloads, gaming avatars, voicemails, photos or email. But what happens to all of these digital touchpoints when someone dies?

We interviewed James Norris, founder of the Digital Legacy Association and MyWishes to help answer some of the most important questions about how to curate, protect and preserve our digital legacies.

For more information about Digital Legacies, please search 'Digital Legacy' in the search bar.

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