We offer practical help and support to our patients

Our in-house Almoner is available to offer and signpost practical help and support to patients, their families and carers during what can be a challenging time in their lives to help alleviate the stress and frustration that many practical problems can cause when undergoing treatment for an illness or caring for a loved one.

Such assistance might involve

  • Help with complex form filling, for example helping patients or their carers apply for Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance, Blue Badge Applications and Personal Independence Payments
  • Referring patients to Will writing specialists, solicitors or financial advisors who can offer guidance on finance related issues, trusts, legacies and lasting powers of attorney
  • Advising patients with housing or accommodation problems and liaising with a landlord or a Local Authority in order to resolve the issues that are causing concern
  • Helping patients organise home care visits by other professional service providers.

Practical assistance can be offered online, via telephone or at Butterfly House.

For more information about practical support please:

Call our Almoner on 01494 552750 or email them at nurses@sbhospice.org.uk