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Support for people facing life threatening illness
 

 

Brigitte Trust

Cancer support in Surrey (and areas of Sussex and Middlesex) with practical help for families facing cancer, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and other life-threatening illness
 
How can a Brigitte Trust volunteer help you?
Brigitte Trust volunteers have provided emotional support and practical help to clients with life-threatening illness, their carers and families for over 30 years.
The service, normally for three hours per week, is flexible according to the needs of the client.
The service may be accessed during and after a course of treatment or surgery, where the health or wellbeing of the client or carer is poor, where support is needed to sustain a caring role, and towards the end of life.
Bereavement support of up to six months is also available to the family. Practical help may include transport to appointments or out shopping, home tasks and social visits.
Carers say they greatly value the opportunity for a weekly respite break.
In providing emotional support our volunteer will be sensitive to the individual and cultural needs of each person supported, with confidentiality maintained and respected.
 
Area Covered By The Brigitte Trust
Brigitte Trust Surrey & Sussex practical help extending to Elmbridge & Runneymede
Free service provided to the area in the map: 
Spelthorne, Runnymede, West Elmbridge, East Elmbridge, Woking, Epsom & Ewell, East Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Tandridge, Mole valley, Crawley, Horsham.  
Counties include Surrey and parts of Sussex & Middlesex 
 
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Brigitte Trust Charity. Based in Dorking, expanding into Elmbridge Epsom & Runneymede
 
Who is a Brigitte Trust volunteer?
Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds. All are required to attend a 9 week training course, as well as monthly supervision and ongoing training.
All volunteers have undergone full DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks.
Volunteers are not trained or insured to offer nursing or personal care.
 
Who can refer to the Brigitte Trust?
We welcome referrals from individuals, hospices and health and social care professionals.
We would however need to speak to a health professional such as a District Nurse or GP before proceeding with direct client referrals.
To use our service please call 01306 881 816.
Should your call not be answered immediately please leave a brief message.
 

Contact Brigitte Trust
East Region Service Co-Ordinator 
East Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge, Crawley and Horsham 
Phone: Sarah Pattenden: 07469 932 192 
Email: sarah.pattenden@brigittetrust.com 
 
West Region Service Co-Ordinator 
Mole Valley, Guildford, Woking, Spelthorne, Runnymede, West Elmbridge 
Phone: Heather Colbert: 07469 931 697 
Email: heather.colbert@brigittetrust.com 
 
Brigitte Trust Office 
Address:
316 High Street, Dorking,  Surrey RH4 1QX
Telephone: 01306 881 816
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Fax: 01306 741 383
Email: brigittetrustadmin@btconnect.com
Web: www.brigittetrust.org
 
Podcast: Listen to our podcast to hear more about the service provided by our volunteers.
Registered Charity No: 288923
 

"It is helpful having our volunteer...just knowing she will be with us every Tuesday and that she knows us so well...we donít have to keep telling someone new the whole story, which can be so exhausting."
A Brigitte Trust Client
ipad help! - Cancer support in Surrey with practical help for families facing cancer, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and other life-threatening illness
"Brigitte Trust volunteers are totally reliable and a wonderful support to the patient and to their families."
A District Nurse 
 
Training Course & Taster Sessions
We urgently need new volunteers to continue and expand this vital service locally in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and with close links with Sam Beare and Woking Hospices. See Volunteers Needed
 
Charity in Partnership With MacMillan Cancer Support National Lottery Funded Charity
National Lottery Funded Charity in Partnership With MacMillan Cancer Support
 
What happens when I contact the Brigitte Trust?
A Service Co-Ordinator will call between 24 and 48 hours and follow up with an assessment visit.
If appropriate a volunteer will be offered.
The Service Co-Ordinator will review the needs of the client and the continuing involvement of the Trust on a regular basis.
 
Queens Award For Voluntary Service
Queens Award for Voluntary Service
June 2015: "So proud of all our volunteers we have been given the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE  for Volunteer groups" More info: See press release
 
Brigitte Trust News > Supporting People In Weybridge Facing Life-Threatening Illness
 
Volunteer Taster Sessions and Induction Training Course
 
* Elmbridge Towns & Villages include Weybridge, Walton on Thames, Hersham, Esher, Oxshott, Claygate, Cobham,
East Molesey, Hinchley Wood, Thames Ditton, West Molesey. Oatlands Village forms part of Weybridge
 

 
 

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