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End of Life Care

Wandsworth CCG now funds a new Home Visiting Volunteer Service, based at Trinity Hospice, which can provide a range of additional support for your end of life care patients and their family/carers.The service complements the care the patient already receives and utilises a team of enthusiastic and highly trained volunteers to offer support and assistance in a variety of ways.It may be particularly helpful to those people who are socially isolated and vulnerable in the local community but can be a route to additional and practical help for any end of life patient and their family/carers.

Address:
Trinity Hospice, Clapham Common
Contact name:
Paul Hudson
Job title:
Service Coordinator
Telephone:
020 7787 1064
Sector:
Voluntary

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