Social support

For you, your family or carer

When someone is ill, it can have a knock-on effect on others in your family.

Our specialist Social Care Team will do everything they can to prevent you from feeling socially isolated. They can work with you to help resolve any issues you could potentially experience, if you are feeling disadvantaged by your illness.

You may find that accessing services in the community becomes harder. It can make relying on current support networks more difficult.

Our goal is to help you to make choices so that you can live as independently as possible. Working alongside you, your family, carers and support systems, we support you to address issues that can affect you, such as:

  • access to social and financial support
  • providing information and emotional support
  • signposting you to other specialist services

How can we help?

Our team can support you in any of the areas below. If you need more information about how we can support young people or children, please contact our team on 01908 663636 or email SocialCare@willen-hospice.org.uk

How to refer to our social care team

If you are already under the care of Willen Hospice or you are a family member, carer or close friend of a patient you can self-refer by phone or per email. You can also ask our Willen at Home team or In-patient Care team, your GP, District Nurse or Community Social Worker or other Healthcare professional to refer you to us.

What can you expect?

  • To have your voice heard
  • Consideration to be given to your individual circumstances
  • To be offered time to explore your concerns
  • To be treated fairly, equally and with respect and compassion regardless of race, gender, class, age, culture, religion, sexuality or ability
  • Safeguarding
  • Access to resources to help you in every situation, including bereavement and traumatic bereavement

For more information, to refer someone to us, please call us on 01908 663636, email willen.hospice@nhs.net

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.