Liver Matters

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The Liver Matters Project supports people who have been diagnosed with alcohol related liver disease 
We know that not everyone gets the support that they need when coping with illness at home. Aquarius wants to know if services provided by volunteers and within the community can help people to feel more supported and improve their experiences, and whether this also helps any friends or family who might also need support. The service will work across Birmingham and will provide advice, support and befriending services for people with alcoholic liver disease and their families, through a team of well trained and supervised volunteers.

Services we provide in liver Matters:

Home Visits
Our volunteers will visit you at home, this means for a few hours each week you can rely on someone to be there for you when you need them.

Emotional Support
Our volunteers provide a listening ear – someone to talk to about whatever’s on you mind.

Practical Support
Our volunteers can help with small everyday tasks or accompanying you to social meetings or appointments.

Support for family and friends
Carers often have their own concerns and need someone to talk to and short periods of respite.

Signpost to services
If you require support from other services then our volunteers will look at what services are in your area.

Bereavement support
For family and friends

LisaWhat does this mean for me?
The service will provide advice, support and befriending services for people with alcoholic liver disease and their families, through a team of well trained and supervised volunteers.

What help do I receive?
It’s important to get the right care if you have alcoholic, liver disease, but it’s also essential to get the right support network in place for you and your family. While our volunteers can help in lots of ways, our volunteers cannot do anything that would usually be provided by any registered health or social care professional, such as assisting with personal care,
hygiene care or assisting with taking of medication.