About Us

Omega is a progressive, end of life charity supporting the bereaved and caring families looking after someone with life-limiting or terminal illness. We believe that caring is everyone’s business. Many of the people we help are in crisis or have become socially isolated; some, including the frail-elderly are themselves near end of life.

We work collaboratively to help people to help themselves. We encourage peer-support and share information and coping skills. We help clients to address their personal priorities, we keep in touch with lonely clients and we provide purposeful, therapeutic paid work and volunteering opportunities.

We deliver the following programmes and activities:

  • The multi award-winning Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness Programme
  • Meeting Point support, bereavement, community learning and friendship groups
  • The Omega bereavement programme
  • The Omega Motor Neurone Disease Family Support programme
  • Life changing, therapeutic work opportunities for capable colleagues who have found it difficult to secure conventional employment and helping clients to gain useful experience and prepare for work by offering purposeful volunteering roles for job seekers. 

Mission

To increase public support to help us encourage caring families looking after someone with life-limiting illness and bereaved former caregivers in crisis to take more control of their lives and enable them to enjoy wider choice.

Omega's work

  • Supporting caring families particularly those looking after people with life-limiting illness
  • Supporting former caregivers, the bereaved and socially isolated clients, especially the frail-elderly
  • Undertaking outreach activity to identify clients in need
  • Helping to raise standards in end of life care
  • Collating and sharing information and resources
  • Providing therapeutic work and purposeful volunteering opportunities
  • Collaborating with other organisations to improve quality of end of life care in the community

Our priorities

  • Caregivers looking after someone approaching the end of their life or clients who are themselves near the end of life
  • Family caregivers still caring who are over 75, especially those in crisis who are not getting the help they need
  • Bereaved clients, especially former caregivers