Living with life limiting illness is hard on everyone. We support carers and family members in the home, in the community and in the Hospice. We help people of all ages, including children, through individual, family and group activities.

​Support for carers

Caring for someone who is seriously ill can be stressful and tiring. We know that time is precious.

We are committed to supporting the families and carers of people who are seriously ill with a range of options. If you would like further information on any of them please call Rosie Noble, Families and Carers’ Lead on 01372 468811 ext 873 or email All the activities are free and require booking in advance.

Sessions for Families and Carers to meet

We are running specific groups for Families and Carers (currently on Zoom) and you are welcome to join us. They are on Thursday mornings 10.00am-11.00am and offer the chance to speak with others in a similar situation and have a chance to talk about any aspects of your experiences – the  good and the not so good. The meetings are very informal and are always facilitated by one our staff from Princess Alice Hospice. The sessions cover many areas such as what it is like being the carer of someone, how to ensure you and your loved one eat well, how to cope as people become less well, looking after your own mental health …and many more.

Further support for carers

There is also further support available for carers in Surrey – you can find out more below.

For more information or a chat please contact Rosie Noble, Families and Carers’ Lead 01372 468811 ext 873 or email

Support for children, young people and families

When dealing with stress and loss, children and young people may have different needs to adults. So we provide support especially for them. Our specialist social workers offer advice for children, young people and parents in individual and family sessions. There’s no time limit – we’ll be here for as long as you need us. We can also help school staff or other professionals to offer support.

Currently 1:1 face to face meetings with children and families are taking place.  Please call Helen Shepherd on or 07918 747597 to talk about what additional support is needed.

The Dovetail Group meets monthly and provides an opportunity for bereaved children and young people to get together in a friendly space, where practical and emotional support is offered whilst having fun with creative activities.