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MARIE CURIE HELPER SERVICE

Published: August 17, 2020

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The Helper service operates in Edinburgh and Lothian, Glasgow and Dumfries and Galloway and matches trained volunteers with terminally ill clients and/or their loved ones to provide companionship and emotional support.
 
Referral Criteria
 
The criteria for referral is as follows:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Terminal illness diagnosis or caring for someone with a terminal illness
  • Prognosis of 12 months or less (we appreciate that this can be variable)

Type of Support

At the moment our volunteers are provide virtual support in the following ways:

  • Telephone support
  • Facetime/Whatsapp support etc
  • Writing letters
  • Signposting onto other organisations as appropriate

We are hoping in the future to be able to start up face-to-face visits again with clients, and therefore where possible we match clients with volunteers who live close by.

How to Refer
 
Professionals can refer the client via the referral form and emailed to: katie.wardlaw@mariecurie.org.uk or potential clients can self-refer/carers can refer their loved ones etc.
 
If anyone would like any more information then please feel free to email or call 07834394497.

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