Patient and family support Our patient and family support service offers practical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families. The team consists of social workers, family support workers, a chaplain, counsellors and specifically trained volunteers. Patient and family support will work with patients and families to identify the right form of support to meet their needs. Our services support adults as well as children. Bereavement service Our bereavement service helps people to manage the emotional impact of their situation. We can provide counselling or support to family and friends of all ages who are affected by the life-limiting condition of someone important to them. Support is available before and after bereavement, depending on what individual families need. Any individual with life-limiting illness who is not currently known to the hospice but would like to self refer to the Counselling and Bereavement Support Service can do this through our triage team by calling 01292 269200. Social Work The Social Work team carry out their role and function in an holistic way, ensuring the appropriate interventions are carried out in meeting the individual and collective needs of patients and families. Pastoral Care Finding a sense of meaning, hope and purpose can be a comfort, particularly during difficult times. Pastoral Care provides emotional, spiritual and religious support for patients and their families as part of the holistic care offered in the hospice.