Services at ACCORD

Social Work

The Social Work service is available to all patients, their carers and families who are receiving care from ACCORD Hospice.

Aims of the Service

  • Provide social work advice, guidance and support on practical and financial matters
  • Establish and identify supportive services within the community
  • Help to reduce social isolation and exclusion
  • Assist with discharge planning

What You Can Expect

  • To work in partnership with the social worker
  • To be treated as an individual
  • Respect for diversity, values and different cultures
  • Equal opportunities for all
  • Staff to challenge discrimination, unfair or unequal treatment of groups or individuals on the basis of their race, gender, class, age, culture, religion, sexuality or ability.

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Meet the team

Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer - Palliative Care Social Worker

This service is led and coordinated by Karen. She has worked in Social Work since 1995 in a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations, moving to ACCORD Hospice in 2007. Karen holds a degree and diploma in Social Work and is registered with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Hours and Availability

  • Monday – Thursday, 9.15am -2.15pm

How to get in Contact

  • Karen Palmer, Social Worker – 0141 581 2000