Social Workers

The Social Work Team

Our social workers help patients, families and carers with a range of social and practical issues. You can see them if you are being supported at home, as an inpatient or through our day service. Our social workers can help by:

  • supporting people at risk
  • supporting carers
  • responding to benefit enquiries
  • applying for grants
  • dealing with housing concerns
  • talking through home care and nursing home options
  • providing general advice on wills
  • liaising with other agencies, such as Social Services advocacy

Many families and carers find that while taking care of a loved one is an important and rewarding time in their lives, it can also be very draining and distressing. It can be really helpful to talk things through with a social worker as they may be able to find practical ways of helping you as well as offering emotional support.

Please note that referrals to our social workers can only be made by a member of the St Peter’s Hospice staff with permission from the patient, their family member or carer.