Palliative Care

ADVICE NI’S HELPLINES REMAIN OPEN

We will not be providing face-to-face advice or training for the foreseeable future. We will contact existing advice clients by phone. Our staff will continue to support our members and can be reached via telephone and email as usual.

We are working hard to move our training, where possible, to digital. For any queries, please contact our training team at [email protected]

We can only provide advice to people living in Northern Ireland. 

Helpline contact details:

Welfare Changes ring 0808 802 0020 or email [email protected]
Tax & Benefits ring 0800 988 2377 or email [email protected]
Business Debt ring 0800 083 8018 or email [email protected]
Debt Action ring 0800 028 1881 or email [email protected]
EU Settlement Scheme ring 0800 138 6545 or email [email protected]
For Historical Institutional Abuse advice and support call 02890 645919 email [email protected]

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Palliative care is for those who have been given a terminal diagnosis, and a cure is not available.  It is not exactly ‘End of life’ care, as this term usually applies to those with around a year to live.  In either case, it is worthwhile to study the options available, from various providers. 

Bear in mind that palliative care does not have to take place in a hospice, and you may need both general and specialist care as your needs change.

The Palliative Hub

This helpful guide shows you how you can plan ahead and make choices about your future care if you live in Northern Ireland. It is for anyone who wishes to plan ahead, whether they have a serious illness or not. The Palliative Hub website also has separate sections for children and adults.

NI Hospice

NI Hospice is a charity which provides specialist respite and palliative care for adults and children.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie is a charity providing free hospice care to patients.

Residential & Care Homes

NI Direct contains details on various types of residential/nursing homes, as well as financial implications regarding your home, assets and benefits.

Seek Advice

A benefit check is important if you or someone you know has been given a terminal diagnosis.