Our care

Care in your own home

Our care services are available to patients all over the the local area of Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield.

We know how important it is to be cared for where you feel most comfortable, which is why our care extends well beyond the hospice walls, with nurses visiting patients and families at home as well as sharing their expertise with GPs, care homes and local hospitals so that anyone facing life-limiting illness receives the care and support they deserve. For many, being at home surrounded by your own belongings and in your own space is their preference when it comes to their palliative care.

We have a few different teams who support patients at home, get to know them below.

Our Community Palliative Care Team

The Community Palliative Care Team is a team of nurses and doctors who work alongside your GP and other healthcare professionals involved in your care. The amount of contact you have with the Community Palliative Care Team will vary depending upon your specific needs.

They offer help with:

  • Advice and support about managing your symptoms
  • Emotional support for you and those close to you
  • Help plan your future wishes regarding your care or treatment

Hospice at Home

As well as the Community Team you might be visited by our helpful Hospice at Home service. They provide short-term hands-on care, and priority is given to patients who are in the last few days of life.

The Hospice at Home Team is made up of trained nurses and health care assistants who will be there to support you in your own home. They will work closely with our specialist nurses, palliative care doctors, your own GP to make sure you get excellent palliative care at home.

Community Companions

Community Companions are befriending volunteers who can visit or call patients on a weekly basis. You’ll be assigned a volunteer who will either come to your own home to have a chat or take you out for a coffee for up to a couple of hours. If you’re being cared for, it can also give your carer a bit of time to themselves.

Our volunteers receive comprehensive training and ongoing support in this role. We’ll always do our best to match up patients with the volunteer who suits them best, so you’ll be well supported.


End of life care hub for Coastal West Sussex is a 24 hour a day, seven day a week telephone support service for people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. You, or your relative or carer, can contact Echo at any time, on any day of the year.

Echo nurses will be able to give you advice and support over the phone. They can advise you on concerns relating to things like changes to your condition, accessing equipment and practical support and also give information on how to get bereavement support.

You can call them on: 01903 254789 (option 3)

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