Bereavement Social Work

Bereavement Social Work

Bereavement time presents a changed set of social needs and to meet these, different practical management skills are required. Here a social worker is available to assist. Common areas of social work involvement at this time are:

• knowledge of entitlements
• access to resources, social and community links
• finances and how to manage financially
• advocacy
• housing, including residential care
• exploring options for immediate needs leading to longer term plans.

It is possible to ask for direct contact with a social worker or to obtain the most appropriate support, another Hospice staff member may make that connection for you. For further information please phone Karren O’Reilly on 07 859 1260.

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