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Living well & therapy services

Our Living Well Service helps patients to manage and adapt to the challenges of living with a life-limiting condition. We offer a range of activities and therapies to help build confidence, promote independence and wellbeing, and ensure our patients maintain a good quality of life.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Maintaining quality of life and building confidence

If you think you or someone you know could benefit from our living well service, please talk to your Doctor, Community Nurse or Social Worker. Once you have been referred to us, you will have an initial assessment at the Hospice in Maidenhead with one of our Clinical Specialists.

After your assessment you will be able to access a range of services tailored to your needs, such as complementary therapy, physiotherapy, counselling support and day therapy services. You will also be able to join a supportive six week wellbeing programme at our Hospice, offering advice and information on managing symptoms, nutrition and diet, as well as practical advice on managing financial matters.


What's on offer

Find out about our range of living well services below and view our weekly activity schedule here. Details on how to book therapies will be discussed at your initial assessment with one of our Clinical Specialists.

For further information, please contact our Living Well Team on 01753 848976.  

Wellbeing programme

Our six-week rolling wellbeing programme is available for patients and carers, offering practical advice and information on the following topics:

  • How Thames Hospice can help you. An overview of our services and how you can access them.
  • Complementary Therapy. A guide to our treatments, how to access them and advice on self-soothing techniques to help with managing symptoms at home.
  • Physiotherapy. Our Physiotherapists will share with you the benefits of improving mobility, strength and flexibility through gentle exercise.
  • Managing financial matters. This session provides information on accessing support such as benefits and financial help.
  • Symptom management. Our Complementary Therapists will chat through recommended natural remedies to ease symptoms.
  • Advanced care planning. Hear from an independent expert about Power of Attorney, Wills and advanced planning.

Day therapy programme

A Clinical Specialist may refer a patient for our six-week day therapy programme following their initial assessment at the Hospice. This programme offers a safe space for people to talk with our Nursing Team and others sharing similar experiences, as well as take part in a variety of therapies and activities. Lunch is also provided.

Activities and therapies can include:

  • Arts, crafts and board games
  • Physiotherapy
  • Complementary therapy
  • Emotional support
  • Yoga and gentle exercise
  • Gardening therapy 

Drop-in Café

Our drop-in café runs three times a week, offering you a safe space to seek advice and support from one of our nurses about anything that may be worrying you or if you would like some assistance completing important financial or benefits forms. Our lovely Health Care Assistants and Volunteers will also be available for a friendly chat.

Please click here to view drop-in sessions.

Complementary therapy

Relaxing group complementary therapy takes place in our Day Therapy Suite, including Reiki, yoga and mindfulness. You will need to book in advance to join these therapies. To reserve your space, please call our Living Well Team on 01753 848976 or book when you are next at the Hospice. Our full schedule of activities can be viewed here.

Patients and loved ones can continue to benefit from individual complementary therapy here at the Hospice. You will need to be referred by one of our Team, your GP, district nurse or other health professional.

Physiotherapy

Our Rehabilitation Centre is available for patients to book a 30-minute slot to exercise using the equipment with guidance from one of our Physiotherapists. To benefit from physiotherapy, you will need to be assessed by the team before using our facilities and will be given a tailored programme to help you reach your goals which will be reviewed on a regular basis. 

Memory boxes

As part of our Living Well Services, you can create a personal memory box to gift to a loved one, full of special memories and made with love. These one to one sessions take place on Monday or Tuesday afternoon with our Activities Co-ordinator. Please book by calling 01753 848976.

Arts, crafts and games

You are welcome to book onto our very popular arts, crafts and games session once every four weeks. These take place on a Monday between 10.30am and 12.30pm with lunch included. Please book by calling 01753 848976.

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Available: Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm

01753 842121

Palliative care advice line

7 days a week, 24 hours a day

01753 848925

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