Home Support

Volunteer-led Home Support

As part of Phyllis Tuckwell’s drive to strengthen support available to patients at home, and provide much needed support for their families, we offer Home Support (HS) – previously Hospice Home Support.

HS provides volunteer support to patients and their families in their own homes, thereby helping patients to stay at home, sometimes for much longer than would otherwise be possible. This could include assistance with shopping, ironing, taking the patient on outings, helping with their children, accompanying the patient on hospital visits or simply allowing the carer a few hours break. An HS volunteer is often described as a “good friend” by many of the HS patients – someone who will listen and befriend.

The HS volunteers work closely with Phyllis Tuckwell’s Community Nurse Specialists and Patient & Family Support team to provide a seamless service, dedicated to supporting patients and their families at an extremely difficult point in their lives.

If you’d like to help and are interested in becoming a Home Support volunteer, please see our Volunteering page for an application form or email [email protected]