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Barclays £100K boosts our efforts to fight Covid-19 as second wave looms

Barclays Community Aid Programme has awarded an incredible £100,000 to fund our Hospital to Home Respiratory Support Service – which is currently working with the NHS to face the second wave of the virus.

This is the only national service working directly as part of the NHS discharge pathway for respiratory and now Covid-19 patients.

It provides a package of support to help people with serious lung conditions to make the transition from hospital back home.

Hospital to Home

The Hospital to Home Service facilitates early, safe and effective discharge for patients back into the community.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland nurses and community support teams provide a full package of support to people, working with them on their recovery goals and supporting them to adjust to a “new normal”, thus reducing the pressure on the NHS by helping to keep people safe and well in their homes and to prevent re-admissions.

The approach is entirely person-centred and will focus on helping people reach their individual goals that will support people to come to terms with their condition and live their life to the full. 

In April, Barclays announced a £100m Community Aid Package to support charities that are helping people and communities most impacted by Covid-19.

£10m of this funding has been donated through their 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Programme, with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland being one of 100 UK charities each receiving a donation of £100k, allowing our important work to continue.

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Thank you

“We want to say a massive thank you to Barclay’s for awarding this incredible sum of money for our Hospital to Home Service," says Jane-Claire Judson, Chief Executive at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

“We’re currently working with the NHS to face the second wave of this deadly virus. This contribution will make sure that more people with lung conditions and Covid-19 can get the help they desperately need when they leave hospital – and reduce pressure on our NHS at a critical time.

“It can be a really difficult and unsettling time for people when they first get back home from hospital, people tell us that this is when they feel most scared and alone.

"Our service is there for people and their families to make this transition easier by providing the practical support, advice, and tools they need to rebuild their lives and live life to the full. 

“Our Hospital to Homes service eases the pressure on our NHS by keeping people keep safe and well in their own homes, especially now as we inevitably face a second wave.

“This generous contribution from Barclays will help make sure no one fights this pandemic alone.”

Making a difference

The £100k donation from Barclays will make a huge difference to the lives of people across Scotland as they return home from hospital. 

“This crisis has had an unprecedented impact across Scotland and we know this is an incredibly challenging time for many," adds Scott Steward, Head of Barclays Scotland.

"Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is playing a vital role by supporting some of the most vulnerable through this pandemic, and strengthening the NHS response.

"From our side, Barclays is doing everything we can for our customers, clients and colleagues to help them through this pandemic.

"We hope that the donations we are making to charities in Scotland, including Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, will allow them to amplify their vital work and support more people as the crisis develops.”

If you or someone you know could benefit from support from our Hospital to Home team, you can contact our Advice Line Nurses on freephone 0808 801 0899. Find out more information here:

People are leaving hospital feeling scared and alone. You can change that.

Your donation can help people do more than just survive – you can help them really live.


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