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Community Support Team

The Community Support Team at Highland Hospice can offer support and advice to people living in Highland who have a progressive, life-shortening condition.

What support is available?

Support and advice is available from a range of professionals within the team including Social Work, Physiotherapy, Chaplaincy, Nursing and Occupational Therapy.

The type of support offered may include:

  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Support with managing symptoms such as anxiety, pain, breathlessness, fatigue, sleep and nausea
  • Support to stay active
  • Mobility/falls advice
  • Rehabilitation, for example being seen by a Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist
  • Spiritual care
  • Creative therapies
  • End of life planning e.g. Anticipatory Care Planning, support with funeral planning etc.
  • Signposting to other support providers
  • Support and advice to families and carers

How is support offered?

Support may be offered via telephone, video call or in person. Due to current COVID19 restrictions and to ensure the safety of service users, much of the support is currently offered via Zoom video call or telephone, however in person visits can be arranged if required.

For those unfamiliar with video calling the team are able to offer advice to help get online and build confidence. Loaning of IT equipment such as tablets is also available.

Whilst some support sessions may be offered one to one, there are also a number of weekly online groups available covering various topics and offering the opportunity to meet with others in similar circumstances.

How do I find out more about the service?

If you would like to find out more about the service and the support available, please call us for an informal chat on 01463 227919.

If you think you may benefit from the support of this service please speak to a health professional involved in your care, such as your GP, and ask them to make a referral by contacting the clinical admin team on 01463 227919.