When someone is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, they are often looked after by family members at home rather than professional carers. If you are caring for someone at home, you might have to look after many aspects of their life, from planning and handling money to managing their symptoms, and knowing where to turn in an emergency.

It’s easy for people to forget or overlook the fact that you’re working hard to look after someone in extraordinary circumstances. We believe looking after you and making sure you are supported is just as important as looking after the person with the illness.

Carers café online

Why not try our carers café online, which provides an opportunity for you to chat with other carers and share experiences and enjoy some time out? We have a short quiz for a bit of fun and can arrange speakers if there are specific topics you would like more information on. This is time for you. 

For upcoming dates for the carers café, please see our calendar of Living Well groups

The carers café is open to carers of anyone with a life-limiting illness who is registered with a GP within our catchment area.

If you would like to join us, please contact Pam or another member of the Living Well Team at Katharine House Hospice on 01295 811866 or email [email protected] to register and receive the online link for our virtual group. We look forward to meeting you.

Living Well at Katharine House

We know that when you’re affected by a serious illness you will have your own wellbeing and support needs, whether you’re a patient, carer, family member or someone who has experienced a bereavement. The Living Well service at Katharine House is here to support you during such a time of change and need.

Read more about the services we offer and learn about the different Living Well groups that you could join.