What we do

Dove Cottage is a voluntary organisation that cares for up to 100 families every week that are affected by life-limiting conditions. Our hospice is based at Stathern near Melton Mowbray. Our care services are provided free of charge. Our income comes from a variety of sources, the majority of which is raised locally.

Our Aim

Our aim is to maximise the quality of life for those living with life-limiting illnesses within our local community. To deliver a service that is accessible, that shows compassion, is dignified and gives care to those families in need and offers respite for carers.

Our Mission

Dove Cottage aims to deliver the best possible care through a range of services, including nursing care, the provision of information, emotional support, therapeutic and diversional therapies. Through such activities we hope to maximise self-reliance, minimise dependency and promote confidence and self-esteem.

We aim to offer a support system and valuable respite care to the family during the patient’s illness and in their bereavement. We work in partnership with other care providers to ensure that the needs of the family are met to the highest level possible.

We are fully compliant with all relevant regulators.

We believe in transparency and good stewardship.

To ensure that the service provision is sustainable and continuously improved to match the evolving needs of our local area.

Our Values

A bove and beyond
R espect
I  ntegrity
N urturing
G iving

Doing something independent from my spouse. Time in a different environment other than home. My spouse has a “day off” and if I didn’t attend Dove I wouldn’t do anything ‘on my own’.