Another Successful Santa RunAnother Successful Santa Run

Over 200 people officially started their Christmas by joining in the Darlington Santa [ ... ]

Giving to Life Tree

The Giving to Life Tree will return to Darlington’s Cornmill Centre again [ ... ]

Christmas Tombola

We will be holding our annual Christmas tombola from the 2nd – 16th Decem [ ... ]

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Family Support Team

Our Family Support team offers free, confidential support for people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, and those who care for them. We work alongside other health and social care services to help you through this difficult time.

How can our service help?

Our Family Support Team includes:

  • Social workers
  • Counsellors
  • Volunteer support workers

We are here to listen and assist with the stresses, difficulties and changes that may occur while living with a life-limiting illness. Perhaps you are worried about what to tell your children or how you will cope?

If there are practical issues that are worrying you, such as finances, benefits, housing or accessing appropriate services, we can offer support and advice with this too.

What does the Family Support Team offer?

  • Support is available to anyone living with a life-limiting condition.
  • We offer space to talk through what is important to you as well as helping you to access any other relevant support or information.
  • If you are looking after someone with a life-limiting illness we can assist you to identify your feelings and concerns, then arrange support to meet your needs.
  • We also provide a specialist support to children and young people who are close to an adult with a life-limiting illness. In a child friendly way we enable children to communicate their feelings and concerns.

Time Out for Carers

Here at the Hospice we offer regular support and information sessions that include:

  • Questions and answers with a specialist doctorfamilySupport2
  • Information about benefits and financial help
  • Opportunities to meet others in a similar situation
  • Information about specialist services to help you and your family
  • Practical advice about caring for someone with a serious illness
  • Relaxation and complementary therapies.

Why not come along and meet us for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee?

Please contact us for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or via the main Hospice number 01325 254321

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Further Information

To find out more about our Family Support services, you can download our information leaflet by clicking the icon to the left or the link below.


When someone you care for has a life-threatening illness, life is never the same again.  I find it really helpful to know that others are there for me.