You may have naturally have questions and concerns:
These stresses and strains can become difficult to cope with. Talking to a Pilgrims social worker, either alone or with other family members, can help with this. It can also support you to look at all the available options and help with any decisions that need to be made.
Pilgrims social workers offer a range of support
Pilgrims social workers are part of our wider multi professional team. They give practical and emotional support to patients, their families, carers and friends. The social workers are registered by the Health and Care Professionals Council.
A Pilgrims Social Worker can also advocate for or represent you, the patient, and your extended family network. They can help you liaise with:
Voluntary organisations and charities who may be able to provide or advise about financial and practical help eg Citizens Advice Bureau
Employers and schools to help them understand more about the situation
Download Pilgrims guide for carers
Pilgrims Hospices, together with other local care providers in East Kent, has put together this helpful pack for carers with information and support for you at this time.
This includes guidance on how to have difficult conversations when someone close to you is seriously ill, finances, looking after your own wellbeing and health, and what happens when someone dies.