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Finding out that someone you love has been referred to us can be frightening and confusing.  We are here to care for you as well as your loved one.

We can help with advice and guidance, counselling, complementary therapies and bereavement support for as long as you need us. We understand that the illness of a relative can be a difficult and costly time. Our Welfare Rights Advisor and Social Worker can assist you by providing information and assistance with grants and benefit entitlement, employment rights and access to Social Services support for respite services, community groups and other support services.

How we can help:

What help is available for carers?

Some examples of the kind of help that could be available directly to you as a carer:

  • Help getting around: taxi fares, driving lessons, repairs and insurance, costs for a car where transport was crucial
  • Technology to support you: mobile phone, computer where it is not possible to access computer services from a local library
  • Help with housework or gardening
  • Help to relieve stress, improve health and promote wellbeing such as a gym membership
  • Help for the person you are looking after
  • Some examples of the kind of help that could be available to the person you are looking after:
  • Changes to the person’s home to make it more suitable
  • Equipment such as a hoist or grab rail
  • A care worker to help provide personal care at home
  • A temporary stay in residential care / respite care
  • Meals delivered to the home
  • A place at a day centre
  • Assistance with travel, for example to get to a day centre
  • Laundry services
  • Replacement care so you can have a break
  • Carer’s emergency card
  • Community alarm

If you would like further information on any of these points, please speak with your Clinical nurse specialist, they will refer you to our Welfare Rights Officer or Social Worker, who will be happy to offer advice.

Talk to our Social Worker Andrew, or Welfare Rights Advisor Katie by calling

02920 524 150

Or, contact us

Financial & Welfare Advice

Our advisors can help you and your family access whatever financial support you are entitled to, including out of work benefits, sickness benefits and carers benefits.

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How to Get Involved

There are plenty of great ways to get involved and help raise money for City Hospice. Any funds raised have a massive impact on our charity and we're so grateful to all those who give up their time for us.

Volunteer

Volunteering is for everyone and we're sure to have a role that will be of interest to you.

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Fundraise

Whether you bake a cake or run a half marathon, every pound you raise will help us ensure we can keep being there for patients and their families throughout Cardiff.

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Your donation can help us continue to care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, in Cardiff.

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