The Living Well service aims to support you in leading a fulfilling life despite your illness.
If you have a life-limiting illness, then our Living Well service is open to you.
How to get involved:
The service accepts self-referral as well as referrals from any healthcare professional. It is free to attend and you need to be sufficiently independent to access the service.
Once someone is referred to the service an appointment is made to attend for an initial assessment with a nurse. This appointment will enable us to set up an individualised programme to help support and enable you to live well.
Attendance is then on a drop-in basis for as long or as short a time as you need. A light lunch is served from 12.30pm.
What we do:
The Living Well service is designed to help you adjust to and live well with a terminal illness by offering:
- Workshops and information
- Advice and activities
- Complementary therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Key worker support
- Peer support
- Social and spiritual care
Within the Living Well service, you’ll have access to a range of workshops designed to help you make life a little easier.
Living with a terminal illness is incredibly stressful. We’ll help you to find techniques to calm the anxiety and practical guidance on how to alleviate some of the worries.
Financial concerns add a lot of stress onto what is already a really worrying time. We’ll give you practical advice on how to face them head on.
Thinking ahead can be overwhelming when facing a terminal diagnosis. Our team will help you prioritise what’s important to you and advise on where to start.
Fatigue and Breathlessness
You may be suffering from fatigue and breathlessness and that can be difficult to deal with. Our workshop can help to alleviate your symptoms.
Nutrition is such an important part of living well and helping you to feel better. We’ll help you to understand what foods your body needs and the benefit they can have.
Our range of complementary therapies help not only the body but the mind and soul. We’ll chat to you to find out what therapy suits you best.
Make a referral
Patients can be referred to the Hospice either by their GP, community nurse specialist, district nurse, hospital doctor or consultant.
I couldn’t have imagined when I was referred to the Living Well service the difference it would make to my life. They’ve helped with so many ‘every day’ things, I just can’t recommend it highly enough.