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Family Support

What is the Family Support Team?
We are a team that support children and young people living with life limiting and life threatening conditions in Kent, South East London and East Sussex areas. We provide advice, support, information and group activities to children, young people and families who use Demelza services. We offer emotional and practical support to families.

The Family Support Team provides a wide range of services, such as:

Time to listen:
We promise to make time to listen to your concerns and support you in finding ways forward.
Support Groups:
For mums, dads, grandparents and siblings. We also provide one-to-one support.
Advice and information:
Details of services available in your local community and through Demelza.
Housing issues and Advocacy:
Support and advice with communication on your behalf with any difficult practical issues.
Holiday and short break applications:
Access to charities offering specialist holidays for families with disabled children.
Liaison with Professionals:
Discussion with health, education and social care providers and professionals on key issues relating to your children or family.
Charity applications:
Requests for funding for specific items of equipment that would benefit your child.
Benefit advice:
Information regarding applications for DLA, carers allowance, funeral grants, etc.

All Demelza staff participate in regular training and adhere to Safeguarding procedures - Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy and Protection of Adults at Risk Policy.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children is an organizational member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the Ethical Framework for all counseling skills based activities. All work undertaken is located with relevant clinical and organizational policy frameworks to ensure safeguarding.

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For further details contact:
Family Support Services
on 01795 845 200

Timely referral to Talking & Creative Therapies and pre / bereavement support.
Demelza Kent : Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME9 8DZ
Demelza South East London : 5 Wensley Close, Eltham, London. SE9 5AB
Demelza Community : Langtye Farm, Langtye Lane, Ripe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BA 
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