For patients and families Care for patients Social support The Palliative Care Social Worker is a key member of our 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 and 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, our 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 us on 01295 811 866.