How We Can Help You
We aim to help remove the barriers that may be preventing a person with terminal illness from staying at home by funding and providing care and equipment.
Who can we help?
- Anyone with a terminal illness who is deemed to be within the last 6 months of life who is..
- ..living or registered with a medical practice within North Derbyshire and the High Peak and who..
- ..wishes to remain at home at the end of their life
What support is on offer?
We understand that the support that individuals and families need can differ. Helen’s Trust aims to be responsive and flexible to individual needs by providing the care or equipment needed to help a person to stay at home.
- Carers respite in the home, either through the day, or overnight.
- Equipment such as overbed tables, personal alarms, keysafes.
- Helen's Trust can provide other equipment and support and we are always happy to discuss any other requests, providing each referral meets our criteria.
Night sitting services are provided between the hours of 10pm and 7am and typically at a maximum of 4 nights in the first instance. Helen's Trust will consider further requests for nightsits and can fund a total of 3 separate episodes of up to 4 nights per episode.
Daytime respite is typically funded up to 6 hours per week for the duration of 6 months. These hours are flexible to meet the needs of our beneficiary and their main carer or family.
Helen's Trust will carry out periodic reviews of the service, the regularity of which are dependent on each individual's circumstances and needs.
Helping terminally ill people stay in their own home
Helen's Trust aims to help remove the barriers that may be preventing a person from staying at home by funding and providing care and equipment. Some examples of things we have provided in the past are:
- packages of care which meet individuals needs.
- assistance with cooking meals
- transport to and from hospital appointments to enable the person to stay at home.
- in many cases it is small things that make a big difference.
Our services are not means tested as we believe this might cause delays in providing the care or equipment that is needed.
Helen's Trust was set up in October 2001 in memory of Helen Louise Lyon.