Welcome Group The Welcome Group is a volunteer led group that provides social and peer support, and carer respite for patients who have a life-limiting or terminal illness. Patients do not need to have specialist palliative care needs. The Welcome Group runs every Wednesday between 10.00am and 3.00pm and can accommodate a maximum of 20 patients. Patients referred to the Welcome Group will be offered a 12-week programme of support. As the Welcome Group is run by volunteers rather than nursing staff, each patient needs to be independently mobile, self-caring and able to make their own way to the Hospice. For more information on how to find us or how to get in touch, click here.