Helper service

Find out how your patients could benefit from our Helper volunteers service, which offers companionship and practical support to terminally ill people, their families and carers. 

What do Marie Curie Helper volunteers do?

Helper volunteers allow carers to take a break, and help the person who is ill to complete the everyday tasks which can make a real difference to quality of life – from making a cup of tea to getting to a hospital appointment.

Helpers can be available for up to three hours a week, and can also provide support over the telephone. Read more about the benefits of our Helper service and how it works.

How to refer your patient to the Marie Curie Helper service

People can self-refer to the service, but we also welcome referrals from healthcare professionals. Contact the Helper service in your area to find out more or make a referral.

Please note: Helper volunteers are not able to assist with personal and clinical care, formal counselling, or regular domestic tasks.

If you have a patient with those sorts of needs, you might find it helpful to contact your Marie Curie Regional Nursing Office – staff there may be able to advise on other available services.

Local Helper services

Argyll & Bute

Tel: 0800 304 7027
argyllandbutehelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Bristol

Tel: 0800 3047 412
bristolhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Devon

Tel: 0800 3047 412
devonhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Dumfries and Galloway

Tel: 0800 304 7691
dghelper@mariecurie.org.uk

East London

Tel: 0800 304 7403
eastlondonhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Fife

Tel: 0800 304 7406
fifehelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Glasgow

glasgowhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Grampian

Tel: 0800 304 7024
grampianhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Liverpool

Tel: 0800 304 7402
liverpoolhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Lothian

Tel: 0800 304 7692
lothianhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Northern Ireland

Tel: 0800 304 7404
NIhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

North London

Tel: 0800 304 7408
northlondonhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

North Yorkshire (Craven District)

Tel: 0800 304 7411
cravenhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Nottingham

Tel: 0800 304 7401
nottshelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Somerset

Tel: 0800 3047 412
somersethelper@mariecurie.org.uk

South Wales

Tel: 0800 304 7407
southwaleshelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Tyne and Wear

Tel: 0800 304 7409
tyneandwearhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

West Midlands

Tel: 0800 304 7405
westmidlandshelper@mariecurie.org.uk

West Yorkshire

Tel: 0800 304 7411
westyorkshirehelper@mariecurie.org.uk

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