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St Luke’s at Pride in Plymouth

Even the rain couldn’t dampen our enthusiasm – we were proudly part of last week’s Pride in Plymouth 2021 and it was great meeting so many who came along!
Our friendly team – including some of our nurses – were on hand ready to say hi, answer any questions  and let everyone know about the compassionate care our charity provides for local people with terminal illness, regardless of their background or circumstances.

It’s an event we always want to be part of because it’s a great opportunity to meet our city’s LGBTQ+ community and find out what matters most to them. Having honest conversations means our charity is better placed to ensure everyone in Plymouth and surrounding areas who is living with a life-limiting condition has access to the high-quality care they need, and deserve, at the end of their lives.

We know some LGBTQ+ people still experience discrimination when it comes to accessing healthcare, and that they are among the 1 in 4 people nationally who miss out on the high-quality care they need at the end of their lives. We’re doing our bit to tackle this inequality so that they feel understood and are looked after in the way that’s right them. We’re here to support those who love and care for them, too.
Ali in our team caring for patients at home said: “Death does not discriminate – neither do we. We’re committed to tackling unfairness and inequality in all its forms, making our community a kinder place for everyone affected by terminal illness.”

If you have any questions or need to talk to our team, don’t hesitate to drop us an e-mail on info@stlukes-hospice.org.uk.