Primrose offers emotional support to adults, patients, carers and loved ones through the Family Support Team. Trained volunteers make up the Adult Family Support Team. The team is supervised at Primrose by the Family Support Team Leader. The volunteers see people in their own homes or at the Coppice Centre.
The Family Support Team offers an empathetic ear to support people on their journey through the different stages of a life-limiting illnesses.
Our service can work with individuals or support the family together. Our Family Support Service can support families through this extremely difficult time and we will try to ensure we provide a service which meets each family’s individual needs.
The following questions often worry hospice patients and families:
- What happens if I cannot cope at home?
- What do we say to the children?
- How can I talk to those close to me?
- How will we cope financially?
There are occasions when the family needs are more complex. Living with serious illness can affect every aspect of peoples’ lives. These stresses and strains can become difficult to cope with and talking to a social worker, either individually or with other family members, can often help with this.
Discussing all the available options can also help with any decisions that need to be made. The social worker can also assist by liaising with other agencies and services and advocating on behalf of the family.
For more information on Family Support Services contact the Family Support Team Administrator on 01527 889799.