Who is this information for?

ProfessionalsThis page is for Health and Social Care Professionals including Service Commissioners, GPs, District Nurses, Specialist Cancer Nurses, Social Workers, Physiotherapists and anyone else working with people who may benefit from our services. It explains what Being There can offer your patients and their carers.

You can hear about the relationship between Being There and NHS services such as physiotherapy. Jill Bailey Senior Lecturer of Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University asked Karen Mercer from Being There about the support that is provided. You can click here to listen.

What does Being There do?

Being There offers one-to-one support at home for those with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses, carers and families. Current areas of operation are Manchester, Trafford, and Salford and Tameside.

Services undergo annual evaluation and clients are re-assessed every six months to ensure services continue to meet need.

Why not consider commissioning Being There?

  • Quality assured, nationally recognised and local
  • Personalized assessment and support to the most vulnerable
  • Focus on wellbeing rather than illness
  • For every £1.00 spent on Being There a social return on investment of £3.35
  • Quality-assured, receiving PQASSO accreditation in 2011
  • Local staff and volunteers with personal experience of life limiting illness
  • Nationally recognized for our excellence, receiving a Big Society Award in 2012
  • Work seamlessly with other health and social care providers within the North West end of life care pathway
  • NHS commissioning continuously for over 20 years
  • Just under half of our clients self-refer following recommendation from friends

Professionals“Being There have helped greatly by providing respite and also emotional support. This has improved our quality of life and helped us to cope more easily with the situation we are in.”

“The sensitivity shown towards the family will always be remembered. The support offered is essential and valuable”

How do I refer my patient to Being There?

To refer a patient fill in the online form or telephone 0845 123 23 29. Messages may be left out of hours or if the line is busy.

Read some client case studies for more detailed information about Being There services.