information for Patients & Carers

At St Luke's we want to make sure you have as much information and support as possible. Below you'll find a list of useful organisations and websites offering support and advice for those dealing with life limiting illnesses. For any further information about support available to you from St Lukes' please contact us.

Age Uk


Home care service, legal issues, advocacy service and carers support

Blue Badge


Apply or renew a a Blue Badge

Department of Work and Pensions


Benefits advice and information

Plymouth Online Directory (POD)


Carers support, housing/care homes, staying safe, advice & information etc

NHS Carers guide


Information on NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

Access Plymouth


Help for Plymouth residents with mobility

Dying Matters


Support and advice for those dealing with death and dying

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust


Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust service

National Council for Palliative Care


Information and advice about palliative care

Marie Curie Cancer Care


Support for those dealing with Cancer

Hospice UK


The UK Charity for hospice care for patients and carers

NHS Choices at end of life care guide


A guide for people approaching the end of their life

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and     Families Association)


National Armed Forces charity for those who serve or have served and
their families

Turn 2 Us


Grants and benevolent funds

Cinnamon Trust


National Charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their pets

Plymouth Food Bank


Emergency food for people in crisis

British Red Cross


Health and Social Care

Jeremiah's Journey


Support for children pre/post bereavement and their families in Plymouth
and the surrounding areas

Call 24


Personal safety alarms, call response service

Access to Health Records


All patients have the right to see and receive a copy of information we hold about
them in their Health Record

Cold Weather Payment


You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits. Payments are made when your local temperature is either recorded as, or forecast to be, an average of zero degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days

Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly


A helpful guide home insulation, for the elderly

Booklet for patients and families


A booklet for patients and families on what to expect when someone important to you is dying