Marie Curie Helper Service

Helper service
Find out how your patients could benefit from our Helper volunteers service, which offers companionship and practical support to terminally ill people, their families and carers. 

What do Marie Curie Helper volunteers do?
Helper volunteers allow carers to take a break, and help the person who is ill to complete the everyday tasks which can make a real difference to quality of life – from making a cup of tea to getting to a hospital appointment.

Helpers can be available for up to three hours a week, and can also provide support over the telephone. Read more about the benefits of our Helper service and how it works.

How to refer your patient to the Marie Curie Helper service
People can self-refer to the service, but we also welcome referrals from healthcare professionals. Contact the Helper service in your area to find out more or make a referral.

Please note: Helper volunteers are not able to assist with personal and clinical care, formal counselling, or regular domestic tasks.

Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Managing a long-term health condition
Support for carers
Transport and getting around