Supporting friends and family

Supporting friends and family

“As a carer I was made to feel that my quality of life was extremely important. I have been given so much help, guidance and support. Thank you.”

Being told that someone you care for has a life-limiting illness can be a shock. You probably have lots of questions and may feel overwhelmed at times. Please don’t feel that you have to cope alone. We’re here to support families and friends as well as patients.

“I would like to say a big thank you for all the care and gentle understanding that you give, not only to my father, but to my mother and myself. It is appreciated beyond measure.”

Below, you’ll find some examples of how we can support you. You can also speak to any member of the Hospiscare team about the help that’s available. And we recommend that you visit the Devon Carers website to read about your rights.

If you need out of hours support, please call Hospiscare on 01392 688044. This line is open seven days a week.

Supporting you as a carer

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