The Hospice Neighbour scheme is a new service to deliver hospice inspired care to people who are struggling with social isolation and the everyday tasks that have become difficult for them.
For a while we have recognised that often patients need more support at home, not always in a medical way, but often with everyday tasks like doing the laundry or getting out to do some shopping.
Sometimes the support someone needs is social or emotional as their illness has isolated them from their local community. This is where the idea for Hospice Neighbours came from.
A new service
Hospice Neighbours is a new service that runs alongside our existing Friday Friends group held weekly from 1pm- 3pm in the Amy Johnson Unit. We are recruiting a team of volunteers who will deliver hospice inspired care to people who are struggling with social isolation and the everyday tasks that have become difficult for them. This could be somebody with a life limiting illness or who has recently suffered a bereavement. The volunteer Neighbours will help with chores, errands and odd jobs as well as trying to encourage increased social interactions with the surrounding community.
Who can access the Hospice Neighbour scheme?
The service is open to anybody that has a life limiting illness and is already accessing a Dove House service or anybody in the community who has had a recent bereavement. This is a Hull service (HU1-HU9).
Become a Hospice Neighbour Volunteer
We’re really excited to be developing this service and would love to hear from you if you feel you have a few hours to spare each week to support someone in your community. To find out more about becoming a part of the Hospice Neighbour scheme please call Chloe Bennett, Hospice Neighbour Coordinator on 01482 785758 or email email@example.com.