Psychosocial support is offered through the Specialist Palliative Social Worker, a post jointly funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House. The Social worker delivers advice, advocacy and emotional support to any patient (with palliative care needs), carer or family member, as well as liaising with other social care services and health care professionals to ensure care is delivered in the best way and in the preferred place. For patients towards the end of life, swift referral for social work input can be needed at short notice, hence Macmillan supporting the set-up of this innovative integrated role.

Carer Support Groups are also available for those looking after someone with dementia, Motor Neurone Disease, Polysupranuclear Palsy or Huntington’s disease. Find out more information about Carer Support Groups