Carer Support

Our care doesn’t stop with the patient – we are also here to support families and carers too.

We recognise that being a carer can be hard work. Phyllis Tuckwell aims to support our carers and we are always looking at ways to support you. Once on our carer database you will automatically be invited to all carer support events. You can read about all of the services available to you and how you can access them in our Because you’re important too booklet. If you’d like a printable copy of this booklet, please contact us on pafs@pth.org.uk

Complementary Therapies are available 6 days a week. They are for patients, carers and their families all tailored for different needs. Please read our complementary therapies in the community leaflet and how carers and relatives can also still use complementary therapy in bereavement when they’ve lost a loved one under our care.

Open House is held in the Dove Lounge between 2pm and 4pm every Tuesday. Open House offers information and support in a relaxed environment. No need to book – just come along.

The Beacon Carer Support Group is held alternate Mondays from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Garden Room at the Beacon Centre in Guildford. This group is specifically for anyone caring for someone with a terminal illness. The person you are caring for does not need to be known to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in order for you to access these sessions. If you are interested in attending, please contact Suzanne Emmings on 01252 913040 or suzanne.emmings@pth.org.uk

To sign up to any of the above groups, please call 01252 729411 or email pafs@pth.org.uk

Adult Social Saturday Club has recently launched in June by Crossroads Care Surrey. Crossroads Care Surrey currently runs 14 Adults Social Clubs across Surrey, for adults with varying disabilities including dementia. The Farnham Saturday Club is held every Saturday 11am-3pm at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Farnham. All Clubs are available at a low cost to give Carers an extended, affordable break of up to 5 hours. They create a safe and welcoming environment where the person they care for can meet other people in a relaxed, social setting and enjoy meaningful activities which are specially tailored to each individual’s preferences. Attending a Club can help improve physical, mental and emotional well-being and reduce the sense of isolation that many feel. For more information or to book to attend a Club please contact Sheila Hargreave, by email sheila.hargreave@crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk or call 07783 018391.

Please click here to read Michael and Yvonne’s full story or see our other patient and carer stories.