Charitable programmes

Our charitable programmes include:

Supporting our communities

The South Western Ambulance Service Charity is supporting defibrillator placement, maintenance and training across the region. Increased public access to defibrillators results in more people receiving a life-saving shock as quickly as possible, giving them the best possible chance of survival.  

You can read more here.


Supporting our volunteer heroes

Community First Responders operate within the communities in which they live or work, often providing lifesaving emergency aid early and ahead of ambulance arrival.

Trained and governed by the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, the Community First Responders are called on any time, day or night, helping to reach those patients most in need across the 10,000 square miles the ambulance service serves. 

You can read more here.


Supporting our staff and volunteers

The charity supports the 'Staying Well Service', helping to provide SWASFT staff and volunteers with access to sources of help and support with their physical and mental health and well-being.

You can read more here.