At The Myton Hospices we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life, we focus on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option; supporting people living with a terminal illness, and their families, from the point of diagnosis to end of life.
Take a look at our External and Internal reports below...
- We have three hospices; in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick
- We care for people with a life-limiting illness aged 18 years and over in Coventry and Warwickshire, and provide support for their loved ones
- 40% of people are discharged from Myton after a stay in our Inpatient Unit
- We spend 83p in every £1 raised on providing our services for patients and their families
- We have more than 800 volunteers in a wide variety of roles across our hospices, shops and events, without them our work wouldn’t be possible!
- We have almost 300 members of staff including our medical teams
- Last year, we supported over 1,700 people and their families, in our hospices, via our patient & family support services, and in the community through Myton at Home
- We have to raise £10.5 million of the £13.25 million we need to provide our services free of charge
- Just 20% of our funding comes from the NHS
- We cared for 452 people in our Inpatient Units
- We cared for 156 people via our Myton at Home service
- 432 people used our Wellbeing Services
- 89 people used our Fatigue and Breathlessness Programme
- 295 people used our Complementary Therapy service
- 267 people used our Physiotherapy service
- 189 people used our Occupational Therapy service
- 395 people used our Lymphoedema service
- 427 people used our Counselling service
Our three sites are also regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission...
- The Myton Hospices Warwick CQC Report 2013
- The Myton Hospices Rugby CQC Report 2013
- The Myton Hospices CQC Report Coventry January 2014
As a charity we are required by law to publish our accounts, they can be read below...
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2010 - 2011
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2011 - 2012
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2012 - 2013
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2013 - 2014
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2014 - 2015
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2015 - 2016
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2016 - 2017
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2017 - 2018
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2018 - 2019
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2019 - 2020
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2020 - 2021
- The Myton Hospices Accounts 2021 - 2022
The Quality Account is an annual report that summarises how the organisation is working to improve the quality of its services, the progress we have made and our priorities for the coming year.
As a charity founded and supported predominantly by its local community, The Myton Hospices takes very seriously its responsibilities to ensure our fundraising approach not only complies with the law but also follows best practice and strives to deliver the best possible experience for our supporters.
We are very fortunate to have an extremely loyal and active supporter base and we would never wish to cause our supporters offence or want anyone to feel unduly pressured to give, especially when they already support our charity so generously. We actively encourage feedback from our donors and supporters and we are proud that the rate of complaints about our fundraising approaches and activities is extremely low.
Our vision is for every Myton supporter to have an excellent experience
It is a bold aim and to achieve it we have developed a Supporter Strategy with five key promises:
- Integrity – We will acknowledge and say sorry when we get things wrong
- Compassion – We will tell our supporters about the difference their support is making to our patients
- Accountability – We will allow supporters to control what communications we send them and how we send them
- Respect – We will never share, sell or swap a supporter’s personal data with any third parties for marketing purposes
- Excellence – We will be responsive and treat our supporters as we would like to be treated
By delivering on our promises, we hope our supporters feel valued and proud to support The Myton Hospices and share their support with others.
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, where charitable organisations agree to the commitment made to donors and the public as set out in the Fundraising Promise and to ensure that we remain at the leading edge of compliance and supporter satisfaction. This includes all Myton fundraising activities along with fundraising activities being arranged by individuals/groups/businesses/associations etc. on behalf of and in aid of The Myton Hospices.
Full details are available via their website at www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk
We will not stop listening and learning to make our supporter experience the best it can be.
Our fundraising costs...
Just under 80% of the income we need is generated through Income Generation activities.
- For every £1 donated to fundraising, 83p is spent on delivering care and support
- For every £1 entry into the Myton weekly lottery, 67p is directly spent on delivering care and support
- For every £1 invested in fundraising we return £5.48 in additional income for our work
- For every £1 invested in lottery, we return £3 in additional income to fund our work
(the above figures are based on 2019/20 financial accounts)
Use and management of supporter data...
When we collect data from our supporters, we allow them to make decisions about how we can contact them. They can opt out of receiving any future communications via mail, email, telephone or face to face.
We record these preferences on our database and use them whenever we select data for marketing purposes. You can let us know your preferences by completing our Communication Preference Form
We communicate weekly with our lottery management company to ensure our data for everyone playing in the Myton lottery is up-to-date and accurate
Periodically, we may send our supporters’ data to an external agency to check its accuracy. The agency matches our data against national registers for change of addresses, deaths and the Royal Mail postal address database. We use the results to update our data. The agency does not retain the data or pass or sell it on. They destroy it immediately after the completion of our work.
Our fundraising activities...
To deliver our fundraising programme we employ our own specialist fundraisers as well as benefitting from a large number of dedicated volunteers who give their time, energy and passion to raise valuable funds and share the story of the Hospice. We also use professional fundraising agencies, such as door-to-door canvassers, to deliver parts of our fundraising programme, which we do not have the capacity to deliver internally. We also work with an external management company to operate our lottery. These external agencies go through a robust selection and quality assurance process and are continuously monitored by us throughout their partnership with the Hospice. Any comments or complaints raised to us about their behaviour are addressed immediately.
We ensure our external agencies comply with the law, the Institute of Fundraising (IOF) codes of Practice and external bodies such as OFCOM, the Fundraising Regulator and The Gambling Commission.
Our current fundraising programme is broad and contains a number of fundraising activities including community and event fundraising, trust and corporate fundraising, in memory and individual fundraising and legacy fundraising. We also use mailing appeals, telephone calls and door to door canvassing to deliver our individual giving programme including our lottery.
We send out mailings (postal and electronic)with a direct request for a donation from our supporters and in addition to this, there are other forms of communications we send out to supporters in order to raise awareness of our fundraising activities and events along with updates about our work and how people can support our charity. All of our mailings are delivered in line with our supporters’ communication preferences and there is an opportunity for supporters to opt out of receiving future communications in each mailing. Currently we do not buy any data to recruit new supporters. We use the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) to avoid mailing persons registered with this service who are not already existing supporters who have provided us with permission to contact them by this method.
We use the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) on all our campaigns, and we use legitimate interest for calls which ensure that if a supporter has not given us direct permission to call them, we will not call them. We have our own in-house Telephone Fundraising Team who undertake stewardship and campaign calling and ensure we have very strong and effective processes in place to stop calls as soon as a supporter says “no” or if there is any worry over the vulnerability of a supporter. We have the ability to listen in on the calls made as and when we want.
Door to door...
We use door to door canvassing to sell subscriptions to our lottery. We use agencies alongside our own Myton team to deliver this work. The canvassers go through a thorough training programme including an induction here at the Hospice. They have prominent and clear identification to say they are working for us. The canvassers obey ‘no cold calling’ signs and if a householder does not want to engage with them at the door they respect that and move onto the next house. Where we employ external organisations to assist our activities their conduct will be governed by contracts with strict conditions on their behaviour. Periodic quality control checks will occur to ensure their compliance with best practice.
Comments, compliments and complaints...
We welcome our supporter’s comments. Their compliments let us know when we are getting things right and it is good to be able to tell staff and volunteers that they are doing well.
We work hard to deliver a high quality service to our supporters. Despite our best efforts, we may not always get everything right. When this happens, we would encourage them to let us know as soon as possible so that we can try our best to resolve the problem. If they are not happy that the problem has been resolved, they may want to make a formal complaint. We welcome complaints - they help us reflect on how we can improve and to get things right next time. We treat all complaints very seriously and supporters are welcome to have a copy of our formal complaints procedure.
If you have any questions, please contact Donor & Supporter Care on 01926 358383 or email DSCT@mytonhospice.org
You can also contact the Fundraising Regulator to end direct marketing communications from charities you wish not to hear from via their Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) or indeed to make a formal complaint regarding a charity. Full details are available via their website at www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk
I would also welcome hearing from you with any comments or queries and you can get in touch with me via my contact details below.
Director of Income Generation and Supporter Engagement
Charlotte.email@example.com 01926 838837
The Gender Pay Gap reporting rules use median and mean hourly rates of pay calculated on a snapshot date of April the previous year as the key measures. The median pay amount is calculated by lining all the hourly rates for each group of employees from lowest to highest and identifying the middle figure in each group.
In Myton, when comparing median hourly pay in 2022, our female employee’s hourly pay was 4.9% lower than our male employees. This means that women earned 95p for every £1 that men did, across the whole range of roles in Myton.
Median Gender Pay Gap 2022
Compared to 2021, this gap has reduced as in 2021, women earned 8.5 % less than men when comparing median hourly pay, which equated to 92p for every £1 that men earned
When comparing mean (average) pay our female employee’s hourly pay on the snapshot data from April 2022 was 10.1% lower than our male employees. This is even though as shown in the data below, 83% of the highest earners in Myton are women.
In fact, women represent the vast majority of all four pay quartiles. This is because 85.7% of our workforce identify as female – a feature which is historically reflective of the care sector as a whole. We are proud to support women, and have a predominantly female work-force of 41 males and 247 females, however recognise there is more that we can do to create equity of the genders at work – this includes encouraging men into healthcare roles and dispelling the myth that the care sector is ‘women’s work’. A high ratio of female employees can sometimes have a disproportionate impact in Gender Pay Gap data as the calculations for each gender are based on such notably different sized groups. Encouraging more men into the health and care sector would help us provide a more accurate measure of how we pay our staff.
Male and Female gender split per pay quartile Myton 2022
At The Myton Hospices we are firmly committed to promoting gender equity and strive to provide opportunities for women – which is why we frequently employ people from all genders into Senior Leadership and Management positions:
- 5 out of 7 (71%) of our current team of Directors, including our CEO, are female.
- 4 out of 7 ((57%) of our current Heads of Department/ Deputy Directors are female.
- 5 out of 8 (62%) members of our Board of Trustees are female.
We are also confident that we pay equal pay to everyone in the same role, irrespective of their gender identity. In the past two years, Myton has made significant investment into the salaries of all employees, particularly those in lower earning roles. Additionally, a new job evaluation and salary benchmarking approach has been embedded, meaning that all roles are objectively graded in caparison to each other, and salaries are then benchmarked using a recognised independent database.
In 2022 and 2023 we also made one off payments to help staff with the cost of living pressures – the exact same value to all employees, regardless of their base salary, role or gender, reinforcing our commitment to equity of pay and reward.
Additionally, we support our employees with a range of considered wellbeing benefits, including:
- Generous annual leave allowances
- Access to confidential advice lines including mental health services
- Bimonthly staff wellbeing check-ins for a range of topics
- Free women’s health focussed sessions regarding the Menopause
- Free sanitary hygiene products in all restrooms
- Flexible and hybrid working arrangements
- Access to a fantastic maternity scheme and shared parental leave policy
We are confident that women love working at The Myton Hospices, however do recognize that there still a long way to go to address the societal imbalances between different genders in the workplace and are always open to feedback -
For any more information regarding this data or EDI at The Myton Hospices, please contact our EDI Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or our Director of People Services Liz Jackson on email@example.com