The hospice's palliative care social worker is a key member of Katharine House's palliative care multi-disciplinary team. Our social worker offers a wide variety of support, care and advice to patients, their families and to those who are important to them.

This includes:

  • advocacy
  • working with other organisations, employers and schools
  • sourcing practical help at home
  • accessing other services
  • offering advice around funding, benefits, debt and income maintenance
  • and dealing with housing issues.

Additionally, the hospice's social worker offers therapeutic psychosocial support in individual and group settings; and supports patients, their families and friends in coming to terms with what is happening to them, enabling them to prepare for the end of life with dignity and peace of mind.

If you would like more information on any aspect of the social support we can help you with, please call 01295 811866.

Partnership with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH)

On 1 April 2021 our partnership with the OUH came into force. This means that the management of our clinical services has now been transferred to the Trust. Read more on our What we do page.

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