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 support line
Many patients with life limiting illnesses are looked after by their friends or family. Our social work team can be contacted whether you just need to talk, or need advice on accessing services you need.
Tel: 0117 915 9450, 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday
Support groups for carers
Our carers drop in sessions are designed for current carers that care for those who have life limiting or shortening conditions to share your experiences, learn new psychological skills and build your emotional resilience.
These sessions are opportunities to explore the emotional challenges of your caring role in a supportive community and learn from others. They are available to attend either face to face at the Hospice in Brentry or online.
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.
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.
Emotional and psychological support
Carers can refer themselves for Emotional and Psychological Support by calling our advice line on 0117 915 9454. You can also access the service through any other St Peter's Hospice team that are providing care for your family member.
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.
Carers support centre
The Carers Support Centre for Bristol and South Gloucestershire runs various groups for carers face to face and via zoom sessions.