Psychosocial support is offered through the Specialist Palliative Social Worker. 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.

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