Our Wellbeing Support Services help you to live well by being as in control of your condition as possible and, where appropriate, achieve the things that are important to you.
Across our teams, we will assess your needs so that we can support you to manage your symptoms, provide emotional, social and spiritual support and offer the time and space needed to listen to your concerns and help you to relax. We also offer support to carers.
We aim to be flexible and responsive to your needs in order to enhance your independence and quality of life.
What we offer
After your referral, we will contact you to complete a thorough assessment of your needs and agree a plan of support for you. Our Wellbeing Support Service runs group sessions and one-to-one support to provide holistic care in a variety of ways:
- One-to-one and group sessions with the Clinical and/or Support & Welfare Team.
- Complimentary therapy service offering target-specific massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, holistic face massage and Reiki, at a cost of £25 per session. Available to anyone.
- Arts, crafts & creative therapies.
- Memory work.
- Chair-based exercise.
- Better Breathers Clinic.
- Gardening club.
- Bespoke workshops.
A new ‘Assisted Bathing Service’ offers a 60-minute session, costing £25. Some clients may be entitled to access this service for free. Assessments will be made on booking. For further information, click here.
Being referred to the Wellbeing Support Service?
Anyone can refer to the Wellbeing Support Service, such as yourself or with your consent a family member, GP or health professional. A referral can be made using the referral button at the bottom of this webpage or by telephoning 01472 350908, extension 285.
Your referral will be taken by a member of either the Wellbeing Support Team or Clinical Administration Team. To help us make the referral process as effective as possible, it is essential that the information provided on referral is accurate and up to date and includes the identified reason for referral and the current problems requiring wellbeing services.
After a referral has been received, you will be contacted within 72 hours to be invited into the hospice for your initial assessment.
How long can I attend for?
Most services offered through the Wellbeing Support Service are time-limited. Your initial assessment will determine the best plan of support for you, and this will be reviewed by your keyworker. Group workshops/sessions usually last between six and twelve weeks.
Refreshments will be provided during your sessions.
We are unable to provide transport to any of our wellbeing support sessions and we encourage patients who are not independent to ask for the support of your family and friends to help you attend sessions.