Carers Service

“Kilbryde Hospice staff and volunteers were all amazing in making my mothers last weeks bearable and she was exceptionally looked after they went above everything we could have asked for, Many Thanks to all”

Who and what is a carer?

If you look after a friend or family member who is unable to look after themselves, you are a carer.

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ carer and caring can last for a few weeks, or several years, and it can take a few hours each week, or 24 hours a day.

Caring might include helping someone to wash or dress themselves, driving them to hospital appointments or doing their shopping. As a carer, you may also provide companionship and emotional support.

Being a carer does not change who you are or your relationship to the person requiring care, but it usually means making changes to your life..

Putting carers first

Kilbryde Hospice is committed to supporting carers who are caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. We provide a programme of specialist information, advice, and practical help for carers. 

We hope to help carers with some of the challenges that they may face when caring for someone who is ill. To ensure a carer’s  needs are met, we offer an individual assessment to all carers.

We offer a wide range of support to carers, from emotional support to practical help and accessing other services including financial information and advice.

Carers Cuppa at Kilbryde Hospice

Carers Cuppa

Kilbryde Hospice is pleased to extend an invitation to the Carers Cuppa. Local carers are welcome along for company, chat and a cuppa with others at the hospice where we hope you will be able to share experiences.  The Carers Cuppa is held the first Tuesday of every month, 14.00 – 15.00 in the Kilbryde Kafe.

If you would like to join the group remotely, please contact our Clinical Admin team requesting the Zoom link for the Carers Cuppa.  If you require advice on how to use Zoom on your device, please just ask. Contact 01355 202020 option 3 or email

Support & Advice from our caring staff

Carers Programme

We run an information programme for carers which runs over 8 weeks. This programme will enable you to meet other people in the same situation, and to share knowledge and experiences.

We also invite speakers to come and explain what other local  support or services may be available for you.

The programme is designed to cover a broad range of topics beneficial to those with a caring role. You are invited to attend all sessions or pick the sessions that interest you.  Further details can be obtained by Telephone: 01355 202020 Option 3 

Support after death

Though grieving is a natural response to the death of someone close to you, it can be very distressing. Some people need additional support to get through the bereavement period. Often carers and relatives do not know where to go for support and advice after their relative has died.

Here at Kilbryde we hold a Bereavement Cuppa. This allows you to meet with people who are bereaved and perhaps are in a similar situation to you. The Bereavement Cuppa takes place on the first Thursday of each month from 2pm to 3pm in the Kilbryde Hospice Kafe.

For further details please have a look on our social media or contact Clinical Admin on 01355 202020 Option 3.

Bereavement support can be accessed via St Andrews Hospice via these contact details:

St Andrews Hospice – service available by self-referral

or phone 01236 766951 to make a self-referral.


For referral to Outpatient Services please ask your GP or specialist nurse to refer you using the following form below. If you experience any delays you can also self-refer for these services. Please call Clinical Admin on 01355 202020 option 3 to speak to one of our team who will take your details.

Get in touch with our Carers Service

Fill out the form below with your personal contact information and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible to assist you.

You can also contact us using the methods below:

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