Our impact

Find out how our care impacts our community and why it’s more important than ever to future-proof our care.

Between April 2023 and March 2024, we provided care to two thirds of the people who died in Oxfordshire, exceeding the national average reach for hospices by 20%.

  • 4,198 patients received our care and support across the year.
  • 2,206 patients were supported by our expert hospital palliative care team.
  • 19,707 miles were driven by our transport team as they transported patients and delivered vital equipment.
  • 230 people received bereavement support following the death of a loved one.
  • 2,652 home visits were made, bringing hospice care directly into people’s homes.
  • 6,120 delicious meals were cooked by our catering team.
  • 657 staff and volunteers worked hard to provide the very best care to our community.
  • Thousands of drinks were served from our much-loved drinks trolley.
  • 6,150 hospice bed days were provided to people cared for on our ward.
  • 5,366 calls were made to provide our patients with support, care, and advice.

What our patients and families say…

Sobell House is a big, warm hug when you need it the most.


Thank you to everyone that has been involved with my care; you have given me and my family so much support, care and kindness by assisting us with finances, companions, music therapy (amazing, I have to say!) and also specialist nurses to help support my palliative care. We as a county are incredibly lucky to have such amazing organisations helping those of us in our moment of need.


Thank you for the wonderful love and care you gave to my mum in the last year of her life. It really made a positive difference to a very difficult time in her life, and she felt comfortable in the very special environment you create.


Your team were amazing and helped us care for our father at home in his final days of life. They took time to make sure he was comfortable, clean and that all his needs were met. They were respectful, very professional, and quickly adapted when his needs changed. They did all the hard work of care and left us to be by our father’s side.


Future-proofing our care

In order to meet the demand on our services and continue to care for everyone who needs us, we are likely to need to double our fundraising income by 2030.

Find out how you can help make a difference.

Did you know?

  • At any one time we are caring for around 650 patients.
  • We rely on gifts in wills to raise a quarter of our annual fundraising income.
  • The number of people needing vital end of life care in England will rise 55% by 2030.
  • Sobell House was founded in 1976 and is one of the UK’s earliest modern hospices.
  • Sobell House is home to OxCERPC, a centre for education and research in palliative care.
  • Our team are helping to widen access to hospice care to everyone in our community who needs it, including people experiencing homelessness.
  • We need to raise over £3 million every year to keep caring for our community.
  • The need for our services is growing, and last year we saw a 10% increase in the number of patients we care for.