ACCORD’s Social Work service provides social and emotional support to you and those close to you.

Social Work at ACCORD

We’ll help source practical help at home, point you towards advice on debt or income management, help with housing, schools and employers, and offer social and emotional support. We’ll help you consider planning ahead, your wishes for your care.

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.

“Thank you so much for the care and support you provided and for the compassion shown towards myself during such a difficult time”


Meet Karen Palmer

Palliative Care Social Worker

Our service is led and coordinated by Karen Palmer, a experienced Social Worker and is registered with the Scottish Social Services Council. 

Karen has worked in Social Work since 1995 in a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations, moving to ACCORD Hospice in 2007. Karen is also an active member of the Association of Palliative Care Social Workers.

How to get in touch?  You can call Karen on 0141 581 2000


Download our Social Work Leaflet

Here you will find information about the Social Work service at ACCORD

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