DAY HOSPICE DROP-IN

Drop-In is a free service for adults and their carers living with life limiting illness irrespective of diagnosis. It aims to promote a sense of well-being and a positive approach to living with your illness.
 
Drop-In aims to provide support that is free, confidential and in a relaxed atmosphere.

Our Drop-In is held in our Day Hospice, located within the main Hospice building.

You can just drop-in at your convenience any time between 9.30am and 12.00pm each Thursday.

For more information please contact our Day Hospice Team on 01422 379151 or see the below Frequently Asked Questions.

Drop-In FAQs

What services/support is available at Drop-In

Access to a specialist multi-professional team including nurses, social workers, physiotherapist, counsellors and chaplain. A chance to talk about what’s going on for you, an opportunity to ask questions or time for quiet reflection. Advice, support, information (whether practical, medical, social or emotional). Complementary therapies are available including aromatherapy, reiki and reflexology on a referral basis. *Opportunity to talk with others living with a life-limiting illness. *Games, crafts, a chance to relax in a safe space.

What should I expect on my first visit to Drop-In?

*Your first session is an informal chance for you and your carer to decide if drop-in is for you. *You will be warmly welcomed by staff and free to ask any questions you feel are helpful. Stay and be as involved (or not!) as you want. Later staff can discuss your needs and develop an action plan with you. You will be asked if you are happy to give consent for sharing information electronically with health professionals. *Light refreshments - tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

Who can attend Drop-In?

Patients and their carers who are affected by any life-limiting illnesses e.g. Cancer, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Heart Failure, Parkinson's.