Social Work / Bereavement Care

Social Work

When you or a family member has been diagnosed with a serious illness it can bring with it a range of emotions which can be difficult to deal with or feel overwhelming at times. It can affect relationships, home, work, finances and other areas of family life. Everyone has their own way of coping and their own resources however sometimes we may need help from someone outside of our family. This can be helpful to make sense of what is happening and discuss how to adjust to illness and all the changes it brings.

Bereavement Care

The Social Work team at North West Hospice can provide support to you and your family in your own home, by telephone or in the Inpatient unit as we work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. Through supportive counselling social workers provide an opportunity to talk about the emotional, practical and financial impact of illness for you and your family. We also work in partnership with parents, guardians and other family members to offer support, advice and guidance on preparing and supporting children and vulnerable adults when a family member is ill.

The Social Work team provides bereavement support, information and advice to families whose loved one died under the care of North West Hospice.

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