We provide compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Dorothy House focuses on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.
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Friends in Grief
Friends in Grief Volunteers will be trained to support and listen to bereaved people at a weekly drop-in session in The Brasserie Shepton Mallet and form a team with other volunteers facilitating an ‘open access’ approach. So if you have an understanding of grief and bereavement and are compassionate, empathetic, transparent and non-judgemental then why not find out more? Tasks would include: Welcome, support and listen to bereaved people at a weekly drop-in session. Form a team with other volunteers facilitating a ‘open access approach’ Work within the boundaries defined during your training and refer to the Bereavement Service Co-ordinator if the volunteering moves beyond the remit of your role. Identify when appropriate to sign post to other services. Wednesday 10.00–12.00, weekly or alternate weeks as needed. You will need to be available to attend the Friends in Grief training on: Friday 10 &/or Monday 13 May 2019, 10am to 4pm. • Interviews will take place at a mutually convenient time from the following date: Monday 15 April • You will need to attend Support and Information meetings to exchange information, discuss any issues that arise and contribute towards the development of this new project through open information sharing.
We give care and support to patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of our outreach centres. We respect the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empower them to choose the type of care they receive.