Patient & Family Support
This service offers support to patients and families throughout their journey of living and dealing with a life limiting illness. Our two trained Counsellors and support volunteers deliver bereavement care to adults and young people before and after death.
Aims of the Service
We offer additional emotional, psychological and practical support by offering one to one counselling sessions. The service provides the opportunity to join relevant groups where a safe environment can facilitate peer support and understanding.
What You Can Expect
You can expect to be treated with respect and understanding which comes from a non-judgmental and supportive perspective. The service will support each person as an individual, listening and acknowledging their needs.
Learning to Live with Grief Booklet
This booklet honours all the families who have share their grief with the Hospice, their emotion and struggle which showed us how they ‘Learned to Live with Grief’.
Hours and Availability
You will be offered six sessions. This will be reviewed to ensure your changing needs are met. Our hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Clients can be seen at ACCORD Hospice or Gleniffer Outreach.
How to get in Contact
- Patient and Family Support Services – 0141 581 2014
- Bereavement Group – please contact 0141 581 2014 for more information.
- Service of Remembering – first Sunday in September each year. To attend please;
- email SOR@accord.org.uk, or
- contact our Medical Secretaries on 0141 581 2026
Renfrewshire Bereavement Network
In recognition of this, local organisations have this week come together to pilot a new grief and bereavement service for families in Renfrewshire. The pilot launches today, (18 August 2020) and is initially scheduled to run for a six-month period, until 18 February 2021.
The group of organisations, known as the Renfrewshire Bereavement Network, includes local hospices Accord and St. Vincent’s, as well as the Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Renfrewshire Council and RAMH.
Collectively, the Network aims to provide support to people in the Renfrewshire area who are experiencing loss or dealing with grief – by offering access to the most appropriate advice, guidance and counselling available – all from a single point of access.
People who need support will be able to contact a new helpline where they can discuss the help they need. After an assessment, staff who have been trained to manage calls, will aim to make sure they receive the most appropriate support for their individual circumstances.
The service is available to adults in the Renfrewshire area, regardless of their gender, social group or location. Following a review of the pilot and depending upon demand, there is potential for the service to continue beyond the initial period to become a more permanent feature.
If you or somebody you know needs to get in touch with the Renfrewshire Bereavement Network, call the helpline number on 0800 038 6020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit: www.renfbn.org.uk