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

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