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.
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.
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.
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 million this 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 donations, fundraising 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'.