About us

Since 1992 Freshwinds has been offering care and support, without charge, to adults and children living with life threatening and life-limiting illness as well as individuals from socially excluded backgrounds. We deliver a range of services including the provision of integrated complementary therapy, advocacy, employment advice, debt counselling and community based initiatives on HIV, substance misuse and crime.

 
You can find out more about our programmes here.
 

At our heart Freshwinds is a sanctuary of peace and calm. Our home is open to all and offers a safe and caring environment. As such, Freshwinds is essentially a spirit – a passion that binds everyone to work together to ease suffering and encourage healing.

 

In the last year we have seen over 8,500 people access our services increase and a further 60,000 (est) receiving one off and community level advice. Approximately 50% of the people we work with are from ethnic minority backgrounds and our current telephone contact rate is 8,500 per month.

 

We currently have over 270 volunteers.

 

Mission Statement


 

“To provide a person centred, fully integrated model of care and support, to individuals with life threatening and life limiting illnesses and those experiencing social exclusion, within a caring, safe and secure environment, exploring their circumstances and emotions to find a true resolution to their situation.”

 

Our guiding principle


 

“Recognising that with empowerment comes responsibility. Being mindful to Act with integrity; supporting all human beings, irrespective of background and without judgement and honouring all needs equally.”

 

Values statement


 

“Providing holistic support, embracing diversity and promoting empowerment and dignity through professional integrity.”