Our multi-disciplinary Family Support team recognise the specific needs of all family members, and our Family Support Workers and Nurses work alongside a family in identifying their needs and how best to provide information and practical support that will really make a difference. Emotional support is a key element that is offered throughout enabling families to talk about their fears and worries and empower them to make decisions about their child’s care. Support continues throughout a child’s life and following their death.

As part of the holistic support we offer, families can access:

  • Cultural support with our Cultural Link Worker
  • Spiritual support with our Spiritual Support Worker
  • Outreach play and Music Therapy
  • Sibling Support, which is available siblings aged five to 18-years-old
  • Youth work, with our Youth Worker
  • Transition Support
  • Bereavement Support

In addition, families can receive support via various groups.

For further information about the support offered to families, please email our Head of Nursing and Family Support, or call 01509 638 000.