Saint Michael’s Hospice
Saint Michael’s is a specialist palliative care unit, with an emphasis on holistic care and meeting all of the needs of our patients and their carers. We make no distinctions on the grounds of race, creed or religion.
Our services include:
Inpatient Unit - nursing and medical care in a home-from-home environment where the needs of the patients and their families come first.
Day Therapy Unit - symptom control, respite care, complementary therapies, social interaction, good food and occasional entertainment.
Lymphoedema Clinic - unique support for people who suffer from swelling of a limb.
Patients are referred by their GP. All recipients of hospice services are able to access our social worker and chaplain for advice and support. Bereavement support for all of the family is an integral part of our work.
Saint Michael’s relies on the generosity of the local community and the support of over 300 volunteers who help in every aspect of Hospice life.
Further information about the hospice Click here.
Harrogate and Area Council for Voluntary Service
Harrogate & Area Council for Voluntary Service (Harrogate CVS) provides individuals with information about local services and local support groups.
Harrogate CVS serves Harrogate and Knaresborough and mainly the southern areas of the Harrogate District. We work closely with Ripon CVS that serves mainly Ripon and the northern market towns of the District and their rural hinterland.
Click here (link) to find out more about the range of services of the Harrogate & Area Council for Voluntary Service.
The Carers' Resource
The Carers’ Resource is an award winning independent Yorkshire charity which provides information, advice and support to unpaid carers.
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Our information and support can cover any aspect of caring – financial, legal, practical or emotional issues, which carers are facing difficulty dealing with.
We can offer individual support over the telephone, face to face, by post or e-mail, whichever a carer prefers. All our written information is covered by the Department of Health’s quality assurance accreditation – The Information Standard.
We can provide individual, tailored and specialist advice on all issues including employment, carer’s rights and entitlements and guidance through the complex statutory systems. Our website – www.carersresource.org - also provides some generic information and signposting to additional support.