The service is delivered by trained and skilled volunteers who have a knowledge and understanding of the physical and emotional pain which people experience when grieving. The volunteers are not trained counsellors but provide a supportive "listening ear" either in someone's home or at the Hospice as a one to one appointment. The number of appointments and the length of time offered is matched to each person's individual need.
Our main service is to provide free transport to any cancer sufferer to all major hospitals in our area e.g. Wansbeck, Newcastle, Borders General and Edinburgh for any cancer related appointment. When possible a friend or relative may travel alongside for support but please check a seat is available when making travel arrangements.