We use the word carer to describe anyone who provides unpaid care and support for someone who is living with a life-limiting illness. Whatever your relationship with your family member, we have a range of support to help you.
Through our services, we can provide a range of support including counselling, art-for-health and complementary therapies. Longfield also hosts the Carers Gloucestershire 'Positive Caring' course which is run twice a year, giving you the opportunity to meet other carers in a similar role, learn crucial skills and to pick up useful tips.
Our expert team will be able to answer your questions and provide you with support to enable you to continue your caring role. Please get in touch to discuss how we could support you.
If you'd prefer to meet us in person, come to our Welcome to Longfield : Information and Support Service, every Thursday morning, any time between 9.30. and 12.30. You can get information and advice on how we might be able to support you or your loved one. No appointment necessary.
Alongside our Welcome to Longfield meetings every Thursday morning, we're offering regular Wellbeing Workshops covering a variety of topics and activities. They will be designed to complement other Longfield services, helping you to cope more effectively with the issues facing you.
For people at the end of life we provide a service to enable people to die at home, if that is their choice - Hospice at Home
It's important to know what choices you may want to make in the future, to help you have more control of your life. We can help you with your plans for the future through our services. We also provide bereavement services, to prepare people before the death and to support them afterwards.
Our commitment to providing you with the best care – please take a look at the information regarding our commitment to quality and standards .
Watch this short video for more information regarding how we support carers and family members:
The Positive Caring course for family carers is a one off session being held at Longfield. The course is for people who are caring for a loved one or friend with a life-limiting illness.Read more
Not sure if we could help you or your family? Come along and speak to a member of staff to get personalised information and advice.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or another life-limiting illness, you might prefer to stay at home for as long as possible or to die at home.
Whether you have just been diagnosed, you’re coming because you need support as you manage your illness, or you’re a family carer who needs support, rest assured, you have come to the right place.Read more
To help you gain a better understanding about our services, we asked our patients and their carers to give us their views of the support they have received from the Hospice.Read more
We have put together a list of other services and organisations that you might like to contact for additional information.