Upgrade to Chrome Upgrade to Firefox Upgrade to Internet Explorer Upgrade to Safari

We support our patients and their families in Cardiff, to ensure they receive the additional support they need during what can be a very difficult time.

We strive for the independence and dignity of each person under our care, along with their carers and families. We work with local Social Services departments and voluntary agencies to make referrals for formal packages of care, respite care and holidays. Other referrals can relate to housing issues. Guidance and advice is also given concerning admission to residential or nursing care homes.

Our team can support and signpost patients and their families, to ensure that some of the worries they are faced with can be resolved.

Final reminder for bereaved parents to check eligibility for financial support 

Bereaved parents who lost their partner between 9 April 2001 and 8 February 2023 may be eligible for a backdated government payment even if they no longer have dependent children.

The Government extended eligibility for Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) and Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) to cohabiting parents with dependent children in February 2023. These payments can be backdated to 30 August 2018.

These benefits were previously only available to bereaved parents who were married or in a civil partnership. So anyone who had dependent children when they lost their cohabiting partner and who thinks they may be eligible should check GOV.UK for more information.  

DWP opened a 12-month window for cohabiting parents to backdate their claims in full. Parents whose partner died before 9 February 2023 have until the end of 8 February 2024 to do so. After this, it will not be possible to claim WPA and they will not get their full entitlement to backdated BSP. The final deadline for any backdated BSP is the end of 8 November 2024. 

We can advise on:

 

In addition to home visits, we can also assist patients at our centre, Ty Hosbis in Whitchurch, Cardiff for sessions and during our weekly City Hospice Day Centre sessions.

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.

More information

Advice for Carers & Family

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.

More information

Caring for Your Loved One at Home

Many patients and their families worry regarding how they will manage at home as their illness progresses. We can advise.

More information

Education & Training

Our team create education and training opportunities to help support our patients and their families, including our Be Inspired Clinics for those experiencing respiratory difficulties.

More information

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

Volunteer

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

Volunteer with us
Volunteer

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.

Fundraise for City Hospice
Donate

Donate

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

Make a donation

Other great ways to get involved: Platinum Pledge Gift in Your Will