Supporting families and friends

You are a vital part of our care team.

It would be impossible to provide our specialist palliative care without you, our patients’ families and friends giving round-the-clock care to their loved ones. You are a crucial part of our care team. We know it’s hard to think of yourself as a carer. You may see yourself as just looking after your family member or friend, and doing what anyone else would do in the same situation.

We’re here for you too.

It’s tough caring for a loved one who has a life-limiting illness and it’s important to acknowledge your caring role to access all the support you can. Emotional, practical and financial support is available to carers and we’re here to help you access it. You may find that caring for someone leaves you with little time for yourself, our team are here to provide some respite.

Here at Willen Hospice we have the facilities, services, gardens and tranquil location to help your wellbeing. Keeping well yourself means that you are better placed to carry out your caring role.

Connect with other carers.

There are many emotional challenges to being a carer, it’s often lonely and exhausting as many aspects of your life and relationships change.

You may find it difficult to see your caring role as separate from the relationship you have with the person you care for. It’s often easier if we can share our worries with people who understand so we run a series of informal, friendly activities for you to connect with other carers.

Can you help us improve our support for carers?

By filling in our carers questionnaire, you’ll help us improve the support and activities we offer carers in the local community. We want to make sure we’re offering the type of help that you need the most.

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.