Practical support for friends and families Dealing with all the practicalities of adjusting to your family member's or friend's life-limiting illness can be stressful. Caring for your loved one may at times be difficult and overwhelming. Our Befriending Volunteers visit patients in their own home to provide companionship, enabling family members and friends have some respite from providing care for their loved one. If you are worried about money and how your caring role might affect your finances, especially if you find you need to give up paid work and/or have gained additional expenses, you can talk things through with us. Our Welfare Benefits Advisor can provide you with information and advice about the benefits and other financial assistance that you may be entitled to and help you to apply. If you are able to come to Trinity in Clapham, we run a range of groups and activities where you can meet other people in a similar position and share experiences on how to cope. You can download our leaflet about the support Trinity can offer to patients and their families here.