The Ayrshire Hospice social work team is available Monday to Friday and is here to support patients of the hospice and their loved ones.

They carry out their role in a holistic way, considering all things that matter to each person. They offer practical support including support with financial issues to maximise income and access benefits, help to access legal advice and information regarding wills and power of attorney and supporting people to access care at home for patients who are ready for discharge from the in-patient unit.

They can also support patients emotionally, assist with end-of-life planning and support memory work. The Social Work team produced a What to do if guide with useful information and advice which can be viewed here

Patients and their families who are being supported by the Ayrshire Hospice can access social work support by calling 01292 269 000 or asking a member of your hospice team to refer you.