Bereaved carers are provided with social prescribing
You are offered support, such as from Social Prescribing link workers, that may help with your grief process and loss.
For extra information, evidence and best practice please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
End of Life Care in Greater Manchester for People With Dementia
Rules of Thumb Guide: https://dementia-united.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/01/03-UCL-Rules-of-Thumb-Guide-v14.0_PRINT-version.pdf
Greater Manchester syllabus for training on end of life care of those with dementia: https://dementia-united.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/01/2021-01-25-GM-Syllabus-v1.0.pdf
Manchester Macmillan Supportive and Palliative Care Community Service
Who is the service for?
Our service is usually for people whose illness means they are thought to be in the last year of life. However, we also provide care for people with longer life-limiting illness. We also provide support to families and carers. This is a really important part of supporting patients.
What does the service provide?
The service works from three hubs across Manchester so our teams work in their local neighbourhoods. The hubs are located in North, Central and South Manchester.
The teams provide support for adults facing life-limiting illness who are registered with a Manchester GP. The most common example is cancer, but our teams support patients with other conditions. We visit patients in their own home or care home. We also provide telephone support and advice when required.
The teams recognise that emotional, family, financial and spiritual concerns may be just as important to you as physical problems. We can:
- Provide treatment and advice to help manage any symptoms
- Offer practical advice and support to do the things that are important to you
- Support families and carers
- Signpost to other services including financial advice
- Support you to make choices and plan for your future.
Manchester Macmillan Supportive and Palliative Care Service Adult Referral Form: Macmillan Referral Form July final version
Advance Care Planning
Telephone: 0800 88 6678
University of Brighton, Art and grief: "Research at the University of Brighton's Centre for Arts and Wellbeing brings practice-led and auto-ethnographic methods to the difficult sets of questions surrounding grief, loss and bereavement."
World Health Organisation: "Studies have also shown that arts and music activities for families following bereavement can help with loss and support coping, support the maintenance of stable mental health "