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 of people being cared for by the hospice team.

Practical, spiritual and emotional support for families

Your family may need support and we can help them in many different ways. Our team includes social workers and a chaplain. Families are always free to ask for advice and support.

Complementary therapies

Our wide range of safe and natural complementary therapies do not replace traditional care, but patients often comment on their relaxing qualities and overall benefits.

Therapies include: acupuncture, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, massage, reflexology and reiki.

Please discuss on an individual basis with your nurse. Appointments are available for carers too.

Giving carers a break

Our trained Helper volunteers can visit you at home for up to three hours a week to offer companionship and support. They will chat or listen to you, join in with hobbies, read to you or just be there. This can allow your carer to have some free time if they wish.

Emotional support for families

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

We also offer bereavement support groups that are run by our staff and volunteers. Over a cup of tea and coffee, people can share their experiences and feelings in a safe, gentle and friendly setting.

Bereavement support for families

Our trained staff can help to support adults and children through the loss of someone close.

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