At the Anne Robson Trust, they believe that no one deserves to die alone. Everyone should have the comfort and companionship of another human being, and the support to prepare for the end of life.
They work to support people facing the end of life, whether their own or that of someone dear.
Their work includes:
- Supporting hospitals to set up and run teams of end of life ‘Butterfly Volunteers’ to provide bedside companionship to patients on the ward in their final weeks or days, and emotional support to the patients’ visitors.
- Running the Anne Robson Trust Helpline, staffed by specially trained volunteers, to provide listening and compassion to people facing the loss of someone they love and the feelings of isolation that can bring.
- Enabling honest and open conversations about the end of life and the ways in which families can prepare for it, through our It’s Time to Talk podcast series and workshops.
- Helping hospitals to fund and set up Family Hubs, staffed by Butterfly Volunteers, to provide a safe space for family members visiting a patient at the end of life to prepare for their visit and recover afterwards.
National Helpline open 12pm to 6pm – Monday to Friday.