ITV News Central investigates a funding crisis facing hospices in the Midlands.
LOROS in Leicester currently has to raise £7 million a year and only gets a small proportion of that from the government.
Hospices are now calling on the government for further help as the recession grips the region.
Jane Hesketh has been to two hospices, one in Leicester and one in Walsall, to find out what social care means for the families that use them.
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