Arthur Rank Hospice Charity seeks to understand the needs and preferences of our Asian Community


16-11-2020
Volunteer at Arthur Rank Hospice

If you are a member of the Asian community in Cambridgeshire, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity would be grateful if you would participate in its survey.

“All human beings need healthcare at some stage in their lives. Arthur Rank Hospice gives insight into care with compassion and dignity. Services like Day Therapy, the Bistro, hairdressing, complementary therapies, bereavement counselling and activities at the Arthur’s Shed are  a huge part of our well being.

"End of life care is excellent,  delivered with lots of love, care, and positiveness. Chaplaincy services guide one’s spiritual needs.”  

Volunteer Tina Shah explains why she started volunteering and why she likes the work that Arthur Rank Hospice Charity does:

As a Charity we feel passionately about ensuring our services are equitable and accessible to all. We want all of our community to feel comfortable using our facilities; whether that’s a visit to the Bistro, the Education Centre or to see a loved one. The Hospice is here for everyone.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group is made up of colleagues and volunteers from across the Charity.  It’s aim is to embed equality, diversity and inclusion across the Hospice to ensure we provide inclusive and accessible services and create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We have noticed, that as a group, fewer people from our Asian community are accessing our services.  We want to understand why this is and learn if there are things we could be doing differently. In order to do this, we have opened up a short, anonymous questionnaire, which will provide us with valuable insight into some of the ways we could improve access to our services.

We will learn from this process and plan to replicate and adapt it to later extend to other groups in our community, building on this valuable piece of work.

If you are a member of the Asian community in Cambridgeshire, we would be grateful if you would participate in the survey itself and share it widely with friends, family and networks, to help us reach as much of your community as possible.  We would also be grateful for any feedback you may be able to offer, both in terms of the survey itself and how we can ensure your whole community has access to it.

You can access the online version of the survey HERE

Alternatively you can download a Word version of the survey on our website here to fill out by hand and return by post. (Our address can be found on our Contact Us page here.)

You can also use our Freepost address (no need to attach a stamp) by addressing your envelope: Freepost, ARTHUR RANK HOSPICE CHARITY).

The closing date for the survey is next Monday (23 November).  We look forward to sharing our results and action plan with you in January 2021.

If you would like to discuss any of the questions or the purpose of this engagement exercise, please contact Sharon Allen, CEO on sharon.allen@arhc.org.uk or 01223 675850

 

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

It will cost £8.56 million 2020/2021 to run our services. We have currently secured £4.29 million from the NHS, meaning that £4.27 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity