Can you offer a Supporting Hand to local hospice at home patients and families?

Living Magazines Barbara, Supporting Hands volunteer

Can you lend a hand? Rennie Grove Hospice Care is seeking people with a little time to spare to join a team of volunteers who are making a big difference to local people living with cancer or other life limiting illnesses.

Supporting Hands volunteers help out in a number of ways including assisting people to get out of the house for a change of scenery, helping out parents of children receiving care from the children’s hospice at home team, preparing a light meal or helping with a bit of gardening. Supporting Hands volunteers help lighten the load for local people and their families facing particularly challenging times. And although practical help is always needed, the emotional support that comes from a chat over a cuppa and a bit of companionship can also be all that’s needed to make life less daunting.

If you are recently retired, not working, or perhaps on a career break and are able to spare a few hours on a regular basis, this volunteer role might be for you.

You don’t need any formal qualifications to become a member of Rennie Grove’s Supporting Hands team, but you will need to be able to spare a few hours on a regular basis. All volunteers receive training and are then matched with a patient/family identified as likely to benefit from this special form of help and support.

To find out more please visit and complete the online volunteer inquiry form. Alternatively, you can call 01442 890222 or email

Pictured: Barbara (L) joined the supporting hands scheme when it launched in summer 2017.