"Spiritual needs may not always be expressed within a religious framework. It is important to be aware that all human beings are spiritual beings who have spiritual needs at different times of their lives. Although spiritual care is not necessarily religious care, religious care, at its best, should always be spiritual" - Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains
How can spirituality help me?
Spirituality can help:
You at times of loss
Improve your self esteem and confidence
Maximise your potential
Improve relationships (with yourself, others and with the absolute/God)
Give you a sense of meaning and purpose
Enhance your feelings of belonging
Give you hope
Our multi-faith rooms provide a welcoming space for people of all faiths and cultures. Patients, service users, carers, and staff are welcome to use these rooms to relax or take a break. We just ask that you leave the rooms as you find them and give priority to people who wish to use them for prayer.
Our chaplains for everyone: staff, patients, service users, carers, people all faiths and none. They aren't there to push a religion. They can listen to your experiences, and can support you to explore the 'bigger questions' in life.
Find out more about our chaplaincy service and how we can help.
Training and supporting staff
We support staff to improve their awareness and understanding of spirituality. It's an important part of our staff induction process and is also supported by regular team meetings, courses and online training.
We also hold an annual conference to focus on the work we do with spirituality and how we can provide and encourage spiritual care in our services and in the home.