Why we exist 

We exist because every individual’s journey matters.

Our aim

If you are diagnosed with a life limiting condition, you will be given every opportunity to live fully with your illness. You will be cared for sensitively through to death, and your friends, families and carers will be helped to continue with life after loss.

Our role

We offer individualised care to those facing life limiting illnesses. We support people when they need it, where they need it and how they need it. We work in partnership and help educate other professionals so that they can deliver great care too.

Our values

When you become a part of the Katharine House community we want you to be:


Life is for living, right up until the last moment, and here you’ll be able to do that alongside people who recognise what you’re going through and accept you as you are. Our individualised approach to care gives you the freedom and opportunity to continue a full and vibrant life and our warm and friendly team will help you to access a range of support. 


Every person’s situation is unique, so we’ll always treat you and your family that way. We’ll work with you to identify the type of care you would find most helpful, as well as the different places and times you would most appreciate support. We’ll listen to you and respect your choices, while always making sure that you’re well informed and can feel confident about the help you’re receiving.


You’ll always be cared for by competent, knowledgeable and sensitive people, who fully recognise your situation and will respect your privacy. We have strong partnerships with a variety of both local and national healthcare providers, making sure that we can offer high-quality and holistic care, and we’re continually investing in our staff so that we can stay on top of new developments that could improve the support we offer you.