Marie Curie Community Nurse & Support Line Worker
- Funding type
- Single-year grant
- Funding stream
- Palliative Care
- Greater London
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. It provides frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line, and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.
The John Pearce Foundation were delighted to be able to support two core roles at Marie Curie in 2021. The first is a Support Line worker for the charity's free and fully confidential helpline, offering anyone living with or caring for someone with a terminal illness practical and clinical information as well as emotional support.
The second is a Community Nurse. Marie Curie offers free care to people with all terminal illnesses, as well as support for family and friends. Their nurses generally provide one-to-one nursing care and support overnight in people's homes, usually for eight or nine hours. The grant from the Foundation was linked to Clare, who has been with Marie Curie for 13 years and has most recently been based in London. Although Clare usually works on the charity's planned overnight service, she was seconded to an overnight Rapid Response team during the COVID19 pandemic - a service that can provide care at short notice to help prevent unnecessary hospital admission. This includes care of the patient at home, and over-the-phone advice for families and carers. You can read more about Clare's work here.