Connecting carers

At Willen Hospice we recognise how difficult it can be for family carers, relatives and friends of Hospice patients to stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How we can help

We are inviting you to meet with others who are also supporting a loved one at this challenging time, and to share your experience, and take up support for yourself in a virtual space.

“We’ll listen to your concerns, offer you emotional support and can provide the information and advice  you may need. This will be a safe space for you to share your thoughts and feelings with others who are facing similar emotional and practical challenges, or just to socialise and chat about your week.”- Theresa Erhard, Social Care Lead

Supporting you

As part of our commitment to you as a carer, we encourage you to complete the 2022 GP Patient Survey. It’s an opportunity for your voice to be heard and for you to contribute information that will help to improve GP services for carers and those they care for. Read more about the importance of filling it in and having your say.

Walks for carers

Join us and other carers for regular walks at the lakeside, for a chance to connect with others who are in a similar situation, also caring for loved ones.

Our meetings

Our virtual meeting will be hosted by two members of our Willen Hospice Social Care team. The sessions will be held in small groups.

All you need is a smart phone, tablet or laptop and access to the internet. Once you have registered, you will receive a Zoom invite to join one of our groups.

For more info or to self-refer, please contact the team on 01908 663636 or email SocialCare@willen-hospice.org.uk

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
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.