ST BARNABAS: Do you have some time to spare to volunteer?

Hugh Lowson
Hugh Lowson

Here at St Barnabas, the care we provide to the people in our community doesn’t end with the loss of their loved one.

Our Family Services Team seeks to support family members of patients, both during the patient’s illness and after they have passed away.

As well as individual help, we provide various forms of group support as it can be really helpful for bereaved people to meet with others who are in a similar situation.

We provide groups that enable people to share their experiences and support each other, as well as a monthly social support group.

We also invite people to come along to a short time of reflection led by our hospice chaplain, Stephen Gurr.

These events take place both in the afternoons and in the evenings.

We are very fortunate to have the support of a fantastic team of volunteer drivers who help people get to and from these valuable services.

The drivers help by collecting people from their homes and bringing them to the hospice and then taking them home again afterwards.

At the moment, we have an urgent need for more volunteers to help us in this driving role as we are finding it difficult to meet the current need

This is particularly so on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.

If you have some time available and would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer, please contact Susan in the Voluntary Services Team on 01903 706315 or send an email to volunteers@stbh.org.uk

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.