Our Family and Bereavement Support team is a tailor made service that offers specialist care and advice for patients and those important to them. This support also is offered to Carers and those important to them during illness and into the period of Bereavement.

We have supported 699 people in the last 5 years.


We offer Emotional Therapeutic Support for patients and those important to them, following a diagnosis of a life limiting illness.


Our Care and Support is provided in different locations across West Cumbria, people’s homes, Care Homes, Hospitals, in the Community and in our Therapy and Information Centre in Workington.


Referrals to our Family and Bereavement Support Team can be made through:


CNS’s in Palliative Care

Community and District Nurses

Family and Friends (with consent)


When an individual is referred to the Family and Bereavement Support Team, there is an Initial meeting to help us understand each individual story and discuss different support options together.


Family and Bereavement services are provided free of charge, but we rely on donations to continue to provide our services.

Hospice at Home West Cumbria offers a non-discriminatory support that adopts an agreed, consistent, approach and attitude to end of life and Bereavement Care.

For more information, call Hospice at Home West Cumbria on 01900 705200.

Over the next few days we will look at, in more depth, our different support options.