The St Andrews Hospice Care@Home Project is looking for new volunteer Befrienders.
The service provides support to patients and their Carers, who have a progressive illness. Volunteers are an important part of the team which includes specialist nurses and complementary therapists.
Currently we support a lady with Multiple Sclerosis and give her husband a bit of time to himself. The befriender has developed a close relationship and enjoys her visits which can involve chatting, listening to music, providing a gentle hand massage. Her husband knows he can get out of the house for a couple of hours just to do something for himself. I f you feel you can offer a couple of hours a week, training and support is provided by St Andrews Hospice, or if you could benefit from this service yourself please contact:- Lorraine MacAlpine Care@Home Nurse on 01236 766 951 ... See MoreSee Less
Support for Friends and Family at Maggie’s Lanarkshire
The Maggie’s Lanarkshire team has been providing support for people with cancer, their family and friends, across Lanarkshire since 2008.
As well as providing free practical, emotional and social support to people with a cancer diagnosis, support for those affected by a loved one’s cancer diagnosis is integral to Maggie’s. Many family members and friends find it difficult to make time for themselves, especially when balancing work and family responsibilities too.
The Maggie’s Lanarkshire Friends and Family Group meets on the 1 st Monday of each month, the group at 3.30-4.30pm.
If you would like to find out more about the support offered at Maggie’s Lanarkshire you can simply drop in or ring the team on 01236 771199. You don’t need an appointment or referral, and the centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm or email: Maggies.Lanarkshire@maggiescentres.org or look up our website: - www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-lanarkshire/... See MoreSee Less