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St. Columba's Hospice Limited, SC003634
Registered charity from 12 November 1999
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This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressChallenger Lodge
15 Boswall Road
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEH5 3RW
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Charities are shown as Standard charities, Registered Social Landlords, or Cross-Border charities. These last two will link through to other Regulators’ websites, where you may be able to view the charity’s accounts.Regulatory Type Standard
This is the link to the lead regulatory body for this organisation.Link to Companies House
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These are taken directly from the charity's constitution. A charity's objects describe what the charity has been legally set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects. Object:
7 The Hospice is established for Charitable Purposes only with the intention of providing public benefit in Scotland and elsewhere, and in particular the Hospice is established 7.1 to promote the relief of suffering (so far as such object is a Charitable Purpose) in such ways as the Hospice shall from time to time think fit, and including (but without prejudice to the generality of such object)- a) by the provision of palliative nursing, medical and other supportive care services for persons (without regard to race or creed) who are suffering (at any age) from any chronic or terminal illness or from any disability or disease attributable to old age or from any other physical or mental infirmity, disability or disease, , such care services to be provided at the Hospice or in any other facilities or in the homes of such persons. b) by conducting or promoting or encouraging research into the care and treatment of persons suffering from any such illness, disability, disease or infirmity as aforesaid and particularly into the care and treatment of persons suffering from cancer or terminal illnesses; c) by providing or assisting in the teaching or training of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other persons engaged in any branch of medicine, surgery, nursing or supportive care services, and in the teaching or training of students in any branch of medicine, surgery, nursing or - supportive care services; d) by establishing, maintaining and conducting out-patients' departments for the provision of support, advice, care and treatment, whether by conventional means or otherwise, of persons suffering from any such illness, disability, disease or infirmity as aforesaid; and by arranging and providing transport to enable such persons to attend or make use of the same; e) by organising, administering and providing community care services by way of support, advice, care and treatment to patients and their families by conducting visits to the homes of such patients and their families for such purposes and! or within any other facilities; and f) by the provision of pastoral care services for the spiritual welfare and support of patients, their families and staff at the Hospice or at any other facilities or in the homes of such patients.
Details of the charity's operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 21 Dec 2020
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: More than one local authority area in Scotland
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: City of Edinburgh
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "The advancement of health","The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage"
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: "People with disabilities or health problems"
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Types of activty undertaken: "It carries out activities or services itself"
Annual Information Submission History
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested. Year End The gross income for the period. Income Expenditure Annual Return Received The date the return was validated by OSCR. Accounts Received The accounts available to view have had personal data such as signatures and addresses redacted (blacked out) to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The charity’s accounts are the responsibility of the charity trustees and any queries regarding the content of the accounts should be directed to the charity in the first instance. OSCR accepts no liability for the accuracy of the charity’s accounts nor any decision based upon them. Latest Accounts
31 Mar 2017 £7,733,766 £9,313,604 03 Nov 2017 Yes
31 Mar 2018 £9,678,155 £9,833,913 22 Nov 2018 Yes
31 Mar 2019 £7,944,038 £10,204,755 05 Dec 2019 Yes
31 Mar 2020 £8,454,319 £10,700,671 21 Dec 2020 Yes Published accounts can be found on the Companies House website
31 Mar 2021 No Annual Information due by 31 Dec 2021
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