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Who are TNC?

Tender Nursing Care is a local charity which since 1979 has provided overnight care and support for people with life-limiting conditions in their own homes.

The Charity provides this service throughout South Ribble, Preston and Chorley and is free at the point of delivery.

Our Aims

To provide night care for those who might otherwise have to be admitted to hospital or other care facility

To give additional support at night to those caring for the person, enabling them respite during the night hours so they can continue to provide positive care at home during the day

To provide the service FREE at the point of delivery across a range of illnesses and medical conditions to all those who can benefit from the service

To support the wishes of individuals who wish to continue receiving care at home and to reduce the demand for hospital and hospice places

Our People

All Tender Nursing Care staff are experienced Registered Nurses or Health Care Assistants with the appropriate professional qualifications. They are allocated to an individual person by the Registered Manager based on their specific identified and assessed needs. Wherever possible the same member of staff will remain with the person and their family, ensuring continuity of service throughout in order to develop a therapeutic and person-centred relationship with the person and their family.

The operational management of the Charity is conducted by the Registered Manager , Theresa Swan, who  has many years of experience of management within the nursing and care sectors.

The strategic direction of the Charity is provided by a Board of Trustees. The trustees are all volunteers who live in the local area and include women and men from a range of professional and management backgrounds. The President of the Charity is Dr Anne Allister, a retired GP who has worked in the area for many years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tender Nursing Care?

Tender Nursing Care (TNC) is a local charity providing nurses and carers to look after people with life limiting illnesses in their own homes, free of charge.

Where Do We Work?

We are based at the Ryan Medical Centre in Bamber Bridge and cover the Preston, South Ribble and Chorley areas. We work throughout the community with people of all ages and to many families TNC is a vital lifeline.

How Can I Help?

We are dependent on fundraising and donations. You can make a donation online to help us continue our vital service.

How to access our services?

If you believe that you or a member of your family would benefit from our services you should speak to your Doctor or District Nurse. We are only able to accept introductions from GP’s and District Nurses or from Hospitals and Hospices. They will contact us directly if they feel that we can be of help. We are always happy to answer questions and provide information.

Quality of Care

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Tender Nursing Care is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and operates to their required standards. In the most recent CQC inspection the Charity was rated as ‘Good’ in every aspect of its operations. This rating is based on a rigorous assessment of a range of evidence including speaking directly to those who use the service and their families.

On an ongoing basis, the Trustees ensure that Quality of Service and Care is maintained by a programme of monitoring visits to the service user’s home and monthly reports which are reviewed by the CQC and the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG).