Family services

The Family Services Team consists of chaplains, social workers and volunteers who can provide psychological, emotional and social support you or your loved ones may need. They are able to see you in the Living Well Centre, on the ward or in your own home. They are able to provide support via the telephone or video consultation.

Further online resources for people dealing with the death of a loved one can be found on our Grief and Loss page here.


We all have things that help give our lives meaning, worth and purpose and these create our own unique spirituality. Illness can be a challenging time and our chaplains are available to you and your loved ones, whatever your faith, religion or beliefs.

Our chaplains are available to help meet your spiritual and religious needs. Their denomination is Church of England but they can help find an appropriate religious leader for you if prefered.

If you wish to see a chaplain to discuss spiritual or other matters, please ask a member of the team. On Friday, there is a short service at 12.30pm and a service of Holy Communion at 3pm in the Hospice Chapel.

If you have your own priest or spiritual adviser, they are welcome to visit.

Social Work Team

A member of our social work team is available to discuss any concerns you and your loved ones may have with the psychological, emotional and social care difficulties you might face during your illness. This may include helping you support children and other family members. Please ask if you would like to speak to someone from the team. They can signpost you to other services who may be able to assist you for matters such as housing and benefits.

Hospice Visitors

Hospice Visitors are volunteers who are able to provide emotional support. They are available to discuss your thoughts and feelings when you are possibly keeping thoughts and feelings to yourself and unable to share them with anyone else.

Anyone in my situation who has the opportunity to use St Wilfrid’s Hospice should do so. It is nothing like people’s preconceived ideas. You will be surrounded by people who show genuine love and support”.

We are here to support you when your loved one is being cared for by the Hospice