Need support?

Living with a terminal illness and looking for support? Our Support Line team are here to help. 

 Reopens tomorrow at 8AM

by phone

 0800 090 2309 Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Find out more about our Support Line.

What we do

We provide care and support for more than 50,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families in the UK each year.

Our nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And we help people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.

Marie Curie Nurses

If ever faced with a terminal illness, most of us would choose to die peacefully, in our own homes, surrounded by the people that mean the most to us. Marie Curie Nurses make this possible. There are nearly 2,200 Marie Curie Nurses working across the UK, caring for people with a terminal illness in their own homes.

Last year, our nurses provided more than 1.2 million hours of nursing to 31,755 people, as well as supporting their families at an incredibly difficult time.

Find out more about our nurses and read some of the stories of the people they’ve helped.

Marie Curie Cardiff Hospice

Marie Curie Hospices

Our nine hospices offer round-the-clock, expert care and support, in a friendly, welcoming environment, both for people staying in the hospices and those who come in for the day to use our services.

Last year, our hospices helped 8,638 people – we’re the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

Our hospices are in BelfastBradfordCardiff and the ValeEdinburghGlasgowHampsteadLiverpoolNewcastle and the West Midlands.

Find out more about how our hospices can support you and read some of the stories of the people they’ve helped.

Marie Curie Cardiff Hospice

Marie Curie Helper

Our trained, dedicated Helper volunteers spend up to three hours a week visiting people with a terminal illness, offering companionship, emotional support and practical help with everyday tasks. Last year, 979 households were supported by the service from 460 Helper volunteers. 

Helper volunteers are only available in some areas at the moment, but we’re expanding the service over the next few years so we can offer it across the UK - between the middle of 2015 and start of 2016 we added seven new services.

Find out more about Marie Curie Helper

Marie Curie Helper service


We campaign on behalf of people living with a terminal illness and their families, to make sure they can access the high quality care they need when they need it most.

Find out more about our policy work


We’re a leader in research into better ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses. We incorporate what we learn into the care and support we provide, and share it with others so we can make care better for everyone.

Find out more about our research programme