Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Support for Carers

Caring for someone, whether they’re a family member, partner or friend, is very rewarding but at times it can be stressful and feel isolating. Our carer support services are there to help you cope with the challenges caring may bring.

Our adult carer support service is available to relatives and friends of our patients. We offer a range of support at our Day Therapy Centre in Nottingham, according to your needs. We can also arrange to see you at home or within your local community.

We offer:

  • One-to-one emotional support
  • Counselling
  • Telephone support
  • Spiritual support from the chaplaincy team
  • Peer support through carer support groups
  • Information and advice sessions

Support is free of charge and available to adults living within the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area, caring for a friend or relative in any way regardless of whether or not the person cared for lives with you, in their own home or elsewhere.

Carer’s Support Cafes – everyone welcome!

Numerous times a year, we open our doors to all carers regardless of whether they have a connection to the hospice, so that they can access free advice, information and support from our Carer Support team and a number of local and government organisations such as:

The Office of the Public Guardian
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.

The Department for Work and Pensions
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 18 million claimants and customers.

HM Revenue & Customs
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority.

Our Carers’ Cafes are completely free of charge (including refreshments) and a great opportunity to find out about:

  • Help for carers from local and government organisations
  • Emotional support
  • Benefits (such as Carer’s Allowance), tax and pension advice
  • Legal advice

Our next Carers’ Cafe is on Friday 14th June. Click here for more information.

If you think that you or a friend or family member may benefit from carer support at Nottinghamshire Hospice, please call us on 0115 962 1222, email or click here to fill in our online form.