Care & Support

Caring for someone who is terminally ill is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding roles you are likely to carry out during your life. Carers provide help and support, without financial payment and are usually partners, or close family members. Carers can also be children, friends and even neighbours.

The prospect of caring for someone until they die can be a daunting role. Caring for someone with a life limiting illness is made much more difficult by the fact that you know eventually you will lose this person and you have your own emotions to deal with.

This part of the website gives you information on how to care for and support someone who has a terminal or life limiting illness. There is also information on the impact of terminal illness and caring on friends, relatives and children. You can find further information on caring for terminally ill children and the impact on children in this section.