Posts Tagged with: family support

Group Support

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We offer a number of bereavement groups. Not all groups are running during the cornavirus pandemic, and some have moved to an online format. Group members must be known to St Richard’s Hospice or Bereavement Support South Worcestershire (BSSW). For more information please contact the Gateway Team on 01905 763963.   STEPS – Open group… Read more »

Supporting the Family

Update: Family Support during Coronavirus pandemic While we are unable to meet face-to-face, due to social distancing measures, the Family Support Team continues to support patients and loved ones from afar. The team is offering remote support over the telephone, via video calls and social media – and is even enabling patient support groups to… Read more »

Men’s Space Group

A men’s gardening group at St Richard’s Hospice has proved a fruitful project, offering men with a life-threatening illness space to relax and meet others facing similar situations. The group is held each week in the hospice’s serene gardens, offers men under the care of the hospice the opportunity to take time out, take on… Read more »

Social Work

Living with a serious progressive illness can affect many areas of a person’s life, including concerns about finance, relationships and many other practical problems. These problems often arise as a person’s social network struggles to adapt. Having the opportunity to talk about these concerns is often the gateway to a greater acceptance of their situation… Read more »


  St Richard’s Hospice offers a counselling service to patients, their families and friends.  Our counsellors aim to provide support for those experiencing difficult emotions associated with having a serious progressive illness, to those people caring for them, and to bereaved relatives of our patients.  We provide a safe, confidential place to talk and your… Read more »

Caring for patients

  We strive to put ‘life into days’ for our patients and offer them a haven of care, comfort and compassion.  This may be through care in their own home or in the community, for example a nursing home; in the In-patient Unit, the Living Well Centre or through our Family Support Team. Please go to… Read more »

Our Care

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Our care is unique to each individual – whatever his or her physical, emotional or spiritual needs. Our hospice team includes our own doctors, nurses, social worker, counsellors and therapists working alongside highly trained volunteers.Through care in your home, In-patient Unit, Living Well Centre and all our further support services, we are able to help patients and… Read more »