What we do
The Daring to Dream fund supports and promotes the emotional health and well-being of adult* (those aged 16 years and above) patients (both those on wards and then as they become out-patients) in Cardiff & Vale University Health Board (primarily but not exclusively).
Daring to Dream works collaboratively with clinical staff to provide, based on Clinical staff recommendations:
- Items that help individual patients emotionally (this can range from things such as providing bed / chairs for relatives to stay close, care packs, puzzle books, and increasing the number of iPad available for patient use, headphones for patients and so on)
- Regular, scheduled ward-based services and activities for individuals and groups of patients such as hairdressing, music, reflexology, mindfulness can be provided
- Regular, scheduled services and activities for ongoing support of patients, particularly those with chronic ill health, as they move from hospital interventions to being out-patients e.g. building the Daring to Dream choir or support for patients within local care homes
- The patients’ day rooms and the relatives’ rooms across each clinical Directorate to be developed into more usable, comfortable, and comforting spaces.
Sustainability: additionally, Daring to Dream aspires to the building of endowment funds via regular giving, large donations, and bequests in order to create sustainable long term giving to support the emotional health and well-being of patients.
The refurbished family room on C3 corridor