Our Welfare Benefits Service provides support with benefits applications and health related discounts. We provide support at the Hospice and in the community.  

Our Social Work team can provide: 
  • Emotional support for patients and families facing terminal illness 
  • Practical support, information and advice on psychosocial end of life issues 
  • Signposting for financial and legal issues 
  • Support with accessing external services including statutory services, voluntary and charitable organisations 
  • Support for patients and families to talk to children and assist with planning for their future 
  • Support in funeral planning 
  • Advocacy for patients regarding their rights and decision making 
  • Support with the social side of advanced care planning, such as information on Wills and power of attorney, as well as memory work 
  • Consultant and advice regarding any safeguarding concerns 
  • Support, training and consultancy to other professionals 
Welfare benefits 

The Hospice also has an experienced Welfare and Benefits Advisor and team of volunteers who assist patients and their families with:  

  • Maximising income by claiming DWP benefits 
  • Accessing grants and other funding 
  • Obtaining taxi cards, blue badges and health related discounts 
  • Referrals for support with debt 

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Our team of specialist palliative care social workers help manage the emotional impact and practical problems that affect those with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers. Our Welfare Benefits Service provides support with benefits applications and health related discounts. We provide support at the Hospice and in the community.