The end of your life is as important as the life you’ve lived. 

As a local charity, we care for 1 in 4 people in Merton and Sutton living with a life-limiting illness and their families.

Over 1,000 patients and those close to them benefit from our exceptional free Hospice care which costs us £6.5 million to provide every year. The NHS only gives £1.7m.

We offer home-based and inpatient care, wellbeing services and bereavement support.

We are proud to be at the heart of the community, whenever and wherever people need us.

Carol has been featured in Simply Crochet Magazine!

Our Ward Clerk's wonderful acts of kindness have made the pages of Simply Crochet Magazine!


Author: Ewan Lavender

First Hospice in the UK to offer EMDR Therapy for complex grief

The Psychosocial team at St Raphael’s is leading the way in innovative grief support.


Author: Ewan Lavender

The Memory Box of a Lifetime

Our Social Worker, Elisa, thinks of the thoughtful young mum who she had the privilege of supporting during her final year of life.


Author: Ewan Lavender

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