Social care

We have social support staff and volunteers available to provide help and advice to our patients and their families and carers whether it’s through access to funding and grants, emotional support or simply having someone to talk to. Last year, our team made 1,444 visits to the patients in our care to provide tailored and specialist support.

Bereavement support

Losing a loved one is always an extremely difficult time, we understand this, which is why we provide bereavement support. The St Luke’s bereavement service is open to people affected by the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness and to the families and friends of anyone who had links with St Luke’s before the death.

We offer a variety of services to suit everyone’s needs. These services include:

  • Regular visits to provide company
  • Reading with you
  • Finding out information for you
  • Assisting you with practical tasks, like writing letters and shopping
  • Providing emotional support at times of change or difficulty
  • Accompanying you to medical appointments, the library etc.
  • Encouraging and enabling you to make a wider network of contacts

Spiritual care

As well as social care, we will be here to help with any spiritual needs you may have. We believe in a holistic approach to care and will ensure that your emotional and psychological needs are looked after, including your spiritual well-being.

The Harbour

The Harbour is a quiet, informal space located on the ground floor of our specialist unit at Turnchapel. It is a space for reflection and contemplation. Please speak to any member of staff if you need to see someone from our dedicated team of spiritual care staff and volunteers to discuss your spiritual concerns.

The Garden Studio

Just beyond the car park at Turnchapel, you will find our garden studio, an indoor space where patients, their relatives and friends can meet in comfort away from the specialist unit. With heating, lighting and coffee and tea making facilities, it provides the perfect location to reflect and relax. The studio is available 24/7 to our patients and visitors.