This National Carers Week, we want to showcase the services on offer at The Myton Hospices for carers across Coventry and Warwickshire

Carers Week is a yearly campaign aiming to highlight the challenges faced by carers and recognise the outstanding contribution that unpaid carers make to their families, friends and communities up and down the UK.


A carer could be anyone from a friend, family member or neighbour providing unpaid care or support to someone with a physical, mental or substance illness or disability.


National Carers Week signposts carers to support that may be available and encourages them to reach out for help when they need it.


Did you know almost 60,000 people are carers in Warwickshire for someone who cannot cope without their help?


At Myton, we know that carers need to be supported in their role of caring for individuals with a life-limiting illness. All of our services are provided free of charge and we aim to support or improve carers’ mental and physical wellbeing, signposting to other services outside of Myton if needed.



The “Listening Ear” Carers Support Group 5 week programme
Fridays 10am – 11.30am


Available at all three of our hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick, “Listening Ear” is a safe, friendly, supportive and confidential space to share experiences and advice with others in similar situations. Running for five weeks, this group is patient led and facilitated by our Patient and Carer Wellbeing Nurses. Carers meet, support each other, share life experiences, laugh, cry and no subject is off limits.


Find out when the next programme starts at your nearest hospice HERE!



Patient and Carer Wellbeing Service


Our Patient and Carer Wellbeing Service is for people aged 18 years+ living with a life-limiting illness in Coventry and Warwickshire, and their carers.


We support people with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses, including Respiratory, Heart & Neurological conditions, Organ failure and Cancer for which there is no cure.


For carers, we aim to provide the vital support, guidance and information needed to enable them to care for their family member or friend, as well as ensuring their own health and wellbeing is preserved within their caregiving role.


Our Wellbeing nurses are trained and able to work with carers individually to identify where they may need extra support. They are then able to initiate the specific help needed through our internal teams where appropriate or signpost to external services.


Find out more about our Patient and Carer Wellbeing Service HERE!



Rugby Myton Support Hub


Alongside “Listening Ear”, Rugby Myton Support Hub also hosts Coffee Connexion, an informal drop-in session where anyone can seek advice and support. These are hosted on Tuesdays 3:30pm-5pm and Thursdays 1:30pm-3pm at our Hub situated on the grounds of St Cross Hospital in Rugby.


Find out more about ‘Listening Ear’ and Coffee Connexion HERE!



Respite Beds


At our Warwick Myton Hospice, we provide planned short-term temporary respite care for people living with a life-limiting illness who wish to give their carers a rest.


Patients need to be registered with a Coventry or Warwickshire GP and cared for by family or friends at home.


We provide an opportunity for a planned respite stay of 1 week with a maximum of 2 weeks per year to give carers a break.


Anyone can refer via our online referral form. Find out more HERE!



Citizens Advice Service


We are proud of our collaboration with Coventry Citizens Advice and Macmillan to provide this service, accessible to all Myton patients, as well as their loved ones and carers.


This service offers practical advice and guidance about benefits, finances, housing or social and welfare issues, to guide patients and their carers through some of the issues they face to ease their worries.


The free service is based at Coventry Myton Hospice, however the advisor can travel to all of The Myton Hospices’ sites as well and making home visits.


Find out more about our Citizens Advice Service HERE!


We know it is vital for carers to receive support they need to ensure they can maintain their own physical and mental wellbeing. We hope our services enable carers to seek the help they need and aid in the everyday stress caring can bring.


We hope that one of the services outlined above may benefit you or your loved one, family, friend or neighbour.


More information and support for carers is available from some of our partners below!


Carers Trust

Warwickshire County Council


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