Social Work

 

Our social workers offer practical, social and emotional support to patients and their families during their Hospice stay.
 
Emotional support for patients and families

Listening to difficulties, fears and concerns  

Supporting carers

Support with feelings of loss and uncertainty that illness can bring

Practical assistance and advice
 
Advice about welfare benefits

Assistance with benefit or grant applications

Working with local authorities, housing departments and voluntary organisations 

Arranging for solicitors to visit regarding wills or Lasting Power of Attorney 

Assisting with discharge planning

Supporting Children

Children are always welcome at the Hospice 

Children’s room for supervised play

Family Room for relaxation, family support or guided play

Assisting parents to support their children in coping with illness and loss

Children’s books on illness and loss

Advice and assistance with creating Memory Boxes

Play activities to explore thoughts and feelings