Support for Carers

Our Support for Carers

We understand that caring for someone who is very unwell can impact upon the people around them. The whole family can be affected practically, emotionally and financially. We offer a range of support to carers and family members.

Carers drop in

This drop in session is run by our social work team and is open to all carers. There is no need to book, all carers are welcome. Neither yourself or your family member needs to have been referred to the Hospice.

When: 10am-12pm, every Tuesday
Where: The café at The Park Centre in Knowle - Daventry Rd, Bristol BS4 1DQ

Please note, we will not be holding this session on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

 

Patient and carers drop in

Please come along for an informal chat, a cup of tea and a slice of cake. We can discuss your needs and work out the best way to support you. The session is open to patients and their family and friends. Neither yourself or your family member needs to have been referred to the Hospice.

When: 2-3.30pm, every Thursday
Where: The coffee shop at St Peter's Hospice Hospice in Brentry - Charlton Road, Bristol BS10 6NL

Drop in sessions

 

Mindfulness and movement group

Mindful movement and relaxation is a weekly group for increasing wellbeing. This group is available for all our current Inpatient Unit patients, as well as any of their visiting family and friends.

When: 2-3pm, every Monday
Where: The sanctuary at St Peter's Hospice Hospice in Brentry - Charlton Road, Bristol BS10 6NL

 

Spiritual support

The Spiritual Care team offer support to carers who may have questions around their own beliefs and find it helpful to have guidance and a space to reflect as they support their family member. Carers may also want to talk through their grief from a faith perspective.

Carers can refer themselves for spiritual support by calling our advice line on 0117 915 9430 or calling our Multi Faith Team Lead on 0117 915 9571. You can also access the service through any other St Peter's Hospice team that are providing care for your family member.

Multi-Faith Support

 

Emotional and psychological support

Carers can refer themselves for Emotional and Psychological Support by calling our advice line on 0117 915 9430. You can also access the service through any other St Peter's Hospice team that are providing care for your family member.

Emotional support

 

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.

Carers can access support from our social work team by calling our advice line on 0117 915 9430, attending a drop in session or through discussion with any other St Peter's Hospice team that are providing care for your family member. 

Social workers

 

Carers support centre

The Carers Support Centre for Bristol and South Gloucestershire runs various groups for carers face to face and via zoom sessions.

Carers Support Centre

Holding hands

How could you help a carer who is looking after someone with a life limiting illness? How many times have you found yourself saying 'Let me know if there's anything I can do to help', without really knowing what that person needs or what you can do? Paula cared for her husband Spencer. Here she reflects on what you can do to help carers. A message for Carers Week