Marie Curie Helper Service

Marie Curie Helper befriending service matches clients with a volunteer who can provide 1-1 companionship, carer respite, emotional and/or practical support to the individual and their carer for up to 3 hours per week.

The referral criteria are that the individual has a:

– terminal illness
– prognosis of 12 months or less
– over 18 years of age.

The service is free of charge and available all over the Lothian area. Individuals can self-refer, be referred by a family member/ friend/neighbour with the individuals’ permission, or can be professionally referred. We can provide the service wherever the individual resides, whether it is their own house, a care home, hospice or hospital.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • People with a terminal illness

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Over 18s only, criteria also includes diagnosed with a terminal illness and prognosis of 12 months or less

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address

Address

Marie Curie Hospice,
133 Balornock Road,
Glasgow
G21 3US

Service Hours

-We try to accommodate which days/times of the week that the individual would prefer to receive support.-

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Marie Curie

Type: Charity/Voluntary

The Marie Curie Helper befriending service matches terminally ill individuals and/or their carer with a volunteer who can give emotional and practical support for a few hours a week.

Services run by this provider

Service Hours

We try to accommodate which days/times of the week that the individual would prefer to receive support.

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