Family & Carers

Family & Carers

Having someone close to you with a life limiting or terminal illness, or caring for someone who has, can be difficult. See what support we can offer you.

Family & Carers Wellbeing

We know that caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but we understand it can also be demanding of your time and sometimes overwhelming.

Family members, friends and carers of St Barnabas Hospice patients can make use of our counselling, spiritual care and bereavement support. Click here to find out more about these services. (link to Psychological & Spiritual page)

Take a look below at further support available to carers.

To find out what services are available in your area, please call our Palliative Care Coordination Centre on 0300 020 0694.

Support for Carers

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend, who is unable to do tasks such as washing, dressing, taking medication, attending appointments etc.

For some, taking on a caring role can be sudden, for others caring responsibilities can grow gradually over time. The amount and type of support that carers provide can vary considerably.

We work collaboratively with Carers First to offer patients, their family members and carers support where and when they need it. They can also help with emergency carers plans if needed.

Carers Allowance

Did you know? Carers Allowance (CA) is for people who are caring for 35 hours or more a week, and the person they are caring for is in receipt of Disabled Living Allowance on middle or high rate care, Personal independence payment (any rate) for Daily Living or Attendance Allowance (any rate).

It is not means tested regarding savings or capital, but any earned income must be below a designated figure to qualify.

Click here to find out more about Carers Allowance.

To find out what services are available in your area, please call our Palliative Care Coordination Centre on 0300 020 0694.

Wellbeing services we offer

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Wellbeing Centres

There are currently two St Barnabas Hospice Wellbeing Centres, formerly known as Day Therapy Centres, in Louth and Boston.
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Family & Carers

Having someone close to you with a life limiting or terminal illness, or caring for someone who has, can be difficult. See what support we can offer you.
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Physical

We offer various physical services including physiotherapies, occupational therapies, exercise classes and more.
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Psychological & Spiritual

Our team can help patients, their families, friends and carers by offering counselling, bereavement support, social groups and spiritual care.
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Financial

We aim to alleviate worries about financial wellbeing through the expert support and guidance of our welfare and benefits advisors.