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.
Take a look at the videos from our clinical experts further below to support you to live well. Feel free to share with your family and friends.
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 visit us on one of our Hospice Open Days if you would like to come and see what its like for yourself.
Please see our series of videos at the bottom of this webpage which include:
You can find out more about services within Arthur Rank Hospice Charity by downloading a PDF copy of information here: *Further Help From Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
and more information and signposting by downloading a PDF copy of information here: *Further Support And Resources
*These information sheets may have been referred to at the Living Well Service sessions.
283 people were known to and/or supported by our Living Well Services between April 2021 and March 2022.
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.
If it is possible for a family member or friend to bring you that would be best.
If this is not possible there may be a local Community Car Share scheme near you.
If this is not an option we may be able to support you with a volunteer driver or a taxi. We welcome any donations towards the cost of this.
You can contact us on 01223 675820 to discuss any of the options above.
Our Charity’s Strategy includes being aware of our resources, environment and green credentials and working towards a net zero carbon approach. You can read all about how we consider Being Green here: arhc.org.uk/about-us/our-organisation/our-green-ways/
You can return any NRS issued walking aids (and other small items of equipment) to any of the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Household Recycling Centres when you no longer need them.
There are specific NRS labelled bins for the walking aids to be placed in, NRS collect them and refurbish them for re-issue, or, if they are past refurbishment, ensure they go into the correct metal recycling streams.
Walking aids issued by Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrookes) are labelled with a yellow sticker with CUH or Addenbrookes on it. These can be returned to the Trumpington Park and Ride, there is a colleciton point in the visitors centre. CUH staff collect these for re-use by CUH.
By recycling walking aids, NHS England calculate that up to 98% of the CO2 emissions of making a new ones are saved. Aluminium manufacture is very high in generating green house gases, so as well as saving the equipment budget, we can do a tiny part to contribute to saving the planet.
Patient attending the Living Well Service
‘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'.