Living Well Services

Supporting patients living with a life-limiting condition through a range of therapeutic activities and groups or via one to one consultations with our specialist team.

A lady with red hair and a head scarf in a wheelchair chats to a volunteer in Living Well Service lounge
Man in gym on exercise bike

Living Well Services offers a range of support on different days. Before you start to attend Living Well, we do a holistic assessment to find out which session will suit you best. We spend time discovering what is important to you and shape goals together which will make a real difference to your everyday life.

Our Living Well services were previously known as Day Therapy. The rebrand took place following consultation with patients, relatives, healthcare colleagues and volunteers. 

FAQ's

Am I eligible to receive services and how can I be referred?  

Living Well cares for adults in Cambridgeshire.

Referrals can come from any healthcare professional so long as the patient has provided consent.

For further information, please visit How and when to seek a referral or call the team on 01223 675777.

261 people were known to and/or supported by our Living Well Services between April 2020 and March 2021. 

Everyone who visits us at the Hospice comments about what a bright and friendly place it is: “a home from home”. 

Patients and their families comment on the pleasant environment and how safe they feel.

You can hear the trees and the birds from our lovely sunny Bistro and enjoy the smells of the flowering gardens.  Many find that it is quite the opposite of what they had imagined.

Once the lock-down period has ended, we hope to bring back our quarterly Hospice Open Days (with appropriate social distancing measures in place of course) and then you can come and see what its like for yourself.  

Thanks to the dedication, commitment and generosity of the local community and the hard work of our senior leadership team to secure vital contracts with the NHS, all our services are free of charge.     

It will cost £11.51 millionthis financial year to operate our services. Contracted services from the NHS are budgeted at £7.07 million,  meaning that £4.44 million needs to be raised through donationsfundraising activities and trading.

We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

He really enjoyed his time in the Living Well Service. He said ‘The kindness of all the staff makes such a difference. I watched the faces of the people attending, and there was one lady who was really nervous, and it was her first week. She asked me if it was all right here, and I told her that she’d soon feel how special everyone is treated. She came back the next week and said I was absolutely right'.

November 2021

Contact

Email: livingwell.service@arhc.org.uk

Or call : 01223 675820

Emma Hartley, Joint Team Lead with the Living Well Services Team

Emma Hartley, Joint Team Lead

Emma, jointly leads the Living Well team, supporting colleagues to deliver holistic and personally tailored programmes to each patient. She enjoys how the Living Well Service provides a safe space for patients to learn how to better manage their symptoms and talk about their wishes for future care. The team are passionate about empowering patients, whilst also having some fun in the process!