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Here to help

Finding out that you or someone you are close to has a life-limiting illness or has died can have a huge impact on your emotional wellbeing. Talking to someone can help.

At Lewis-Manning Hospice Care our Family Support & Bereavement team are here to offer emotional support to patients and their families. We are here to help you from diagnosis of a life limiting illness, through to end of life, and following a bereavement.

If you are struggling to come to terms with your diagnosis or a family member’s diagnosis, Lewis-Manning is here to provide a listening ear to you all. Our team are here to help family members individually or together and are able to work with all age groups.


When will these sessions take place?

Once contact and an initial assessment has been made, regular sessions will be offered and arranged. This can be at one of our Lewis-Manning sites, in home, or at school or college.


The Bereavement Group is held on the first Friday of every month from 10am-12pm at St Mary’s Church Centre, Longfleet Road.

The Carer’s group is held on the second Friday of the month from 10am-12pm at St Mary’s Church Centre, Longfleet Road.

What to Expect

  • A safe space to be able to speak about thoughts, feelings & concerns
  • Acceptance
  • Confidentiality
  • Authenticity
  • A listening ear
  • Guidance and support

Who can come & how do I get referred?

To find out more about this service call 01202 708470 and ask to speak to the Bereavement Team.

Will I be charged for this service?

There is no cost to the patient to use our Family Support & Bereavement Service but we encourage people to donate however much they can, so that we can keep offering our extraordinary palliative care. As a registered charity, we rely heavily on the local community’s help, support and donations to keep Lewis-Manning Hospice Care running as we only receive 21% funding from the NHS.

If you wish to make a donation to support our work, please click here. For more information on our Family Support & Bereavement service please contact a member of our team on 01202 708470 or email, enquiries@lewis-manning.org.uk.


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