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Dealing with a limiting-illness can impact on every aspect of a person’s life, creating extra pressures at home and in daily life. Our family support team offers practical and emotional support to you and your family/whānau.


We offer support on a one-to-one basis, with families/whānau or in groups. We can also help families/whānau talk to children about illness and provide you with resources, such as books specifically written for children and young people.

Social Work

Our social workers can provide practical support and advice for you and your family/whānau.  They can help you with a wide range of issues, including benefit or pension queries, housing or residential care placements, legal issues such as power of attorney and making a will, practical support and funeral planning.

Cultural Support

We work alongside other agencies to provide appropriate cultural support to you and your family/whānau throughout your journey.

Spiritual Care

Our chaplain offers you spiritual care, regardless of your faith or religion. Although faith and religion play an important part in one’s spirituality, we recognise every person is different. Whatever your beliefs, our chaplain can provide you with the type of comfort you need or arrange representatives of other faith communities to visit.

Lymphoedema Service

Lymphoedema is a type of swelling that may occur in people with cancer. Our trained therapists can provide assessment and treatment and discuss your specific needs with you and your medical practitioner.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement care from Nelson Tasman Hospice includes individual support, bereavement groups, volunteer visitors and an annual memorial service. Remember, a chat or a visit is only a phone call away.
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