Support for families

Your family may need support and we can help them too. We can offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to the family members and close friends of people being cared for at the hospice.

Facilities for families

We have visitor accommodation where your family and friends can relax and facilities for relatives to stay overnight. Our dining room serves meals and snacks.

Carers' support group

This group is held every Friday morning and is run in conjunction with Carers Resource.

This group gives carers practical advice and information as well as emotional support and the opportunity to share experiences with others in a similar situation.

Carers can also phone for advice on 01274 337000.

Complementary therapies

Sessions are available on Monday to Friday, from 10am – 3.30pm.

Our wide range of safe and natural complementary therapies do not replace traditional care, but people often comment on their relaxing qualities and overall benefits. Sessions are open to carers too.

Therapies include: acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, and relaxation.

Emotional support and counselling

Our trained and experienced social workers and chaplain can help people adjust to changes in their circumstances. They will get to know your family, including children or grandchildren, and focus on how to best support them and help them manage emotional difficulties.

Appointments for one-to-one counselling can be arranged.

Bereavement support for families

We provide bereavement support for families dealing with the loss of someone close.

How to get support for families

Services are open to the family members of patients who have received care from the hospice.

Ask a nurse or one of the social workers for more information.

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