Our professionally trained Family Support Team recognises that the impact of life threatening illness affects all family members and all areas of family life including, accommodation, employment, relationships, finance, carers, and children’s well being.
We have a team of qualified staff available who will be happy to discuss any matters or concerns you may have for yourself or your family.
We may be able to help plan a patient’s care on discharge from the hospice or offer support and information in considering alternative care options such as Nursing Homes. It can be difficult to navigate around the ‘maze of care’ and we may be able to help explain and co-ordinate the services needed.
We can also provide an opportunity to talk through fears, concerns, hopes and wishes and help discuss options for the future. As a result we hope that quality of life will be enhanced.
Our team also provides a Bereavement Service to adults and children, supported by a team of carefully selected and trained volunteers. Depending on your circumstances, you could be offered one to one support sessions or be invited to join one of our bereavement support groups.
We know that many cope with the death of someone close to them with the love and help of family and friends. Others however might want support from someone outside of their immediate circle and the Family Support Team can provide this.
Children can find the death of a parent, family member or close family friend particularly difficult. Our Children’s Support Worker can help explain how children cope with grief and help adults to talk to children about their feelings.