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End-of-life charities 'can bid for government funding' – Friday 18 July 2008

Charities involved in providing care for people at the end of their lives could bid for funding from a new £238m government fund, an umbrella body has claimed.

Help the Hospices, which is a membership body for independent care homes across the UK, said that the new end-of-life strategy, published by the Department of Health this week, will provide greater opportunities for charities to influence government policy and apply for funding.

The strategy pledged £286m over a two-year period from 2009/10 to give people in England greater choice over where they end their lives. The money will be distributed primarily through local primary care trusts.

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