Specialists in palliative care

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is important to us all, the way we care for our environment now, is the legacy we will leave our loved ones.

The redevelopment of our site over the next 5 years will provide an opportunity for us to build in energy saving measures to make us fit for the future. Our Board has made a commitment to funding this approach. However, our green agenda has already begun, here is what we've achieved so far.

Our progress so far

Making environmental sustainability one of our four strategic objectives.
Installing 6 electric car charging points on our car park.
Creating an Environment & Sustainability Steering Group with senior members of staff from across the organisation to embed sustainability across all operations.
Further investment in our kitchen garden, allowing as much fruit and veg to be grown on site as possible to reduce food miles
Strengthening our Ethical Investment Policy
Assessing our suppliers' commitment to the environment during our contract tendering process.
Adding hybrid vehicles to our vehicle fleet.
Phasing out halogen and fluorescent strip lighting in our hospices and swapping to LED bulbs
Adding more recycling points across the Hospice.
Reducing our printed literature and printing less in the office.
Reducing the number of mailouts we send annually, moving to digital communications where possible.
Partnering with Lancaster City Council as part of the Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP) project.
Introduced bee hives to the rear garden to help with pollination of Kitchen Garden and encourage bio-diversity.

There are many ways you can help us to continue to support the environment:

Visit our Shops

Visit one of our 10 retail outlets where you can donate and purchase pre-loved items and help us with our strategy to promote "slow fashion".
Visit our Shops page

Christmas Tree Collections

Take part in our annual Christmas Tree collection service. Each year we collect and mulch 1000s of trees, the mulch is then used across community spaces in Lancashire
Book your tree collection

Fresh Produce

Pop into reception at the Hospice where (usually in the Summer months) you can buy fresh produce from our garden or perhaps buy a jar of our very own honey!