The Living Well team at Katharine House are here to support the wellbeing of patients with life-limiting illness, their carers and the recently bereaved. We are a multidisciplinary team who all bring something different to the service and contribute to the varied programme.

The focus of our service is on wellbeing and we do not offer clinical advice to patients or healthcare professionals. If you require specialist clinical advice, please see How to make a referral, which explains how to contact each of the Katharine House support teams including our Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist and the Clinical Nurse Specialist team. 

Living Well services are currently subject to change in line with government COVID-19 guidance and local restrictions. We have worked hard to ensure that there is continued support available for suitable patients and carers in our catchment area and we continue to welcome new referrals into the service.

Why refer to Living Well?

Wellbeing means different things to different people and so we offer a range of support based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing. Some of the outcomes we aim to achieve are:

  • Connecting people with others
  • Reducing isolation and loneliness
  • Keeping people active
  • Supporting spiritual needs
  • Teaching new skills such as relaxation techniques
  • Providing creative support
  • Introducing people to Katharine House
  • Signposting to other relevant local services

To refer a patient to Living Well

If you would like to refer a new patient to us, please complete the Living Well referral form, which is an editable pdf.

Download the Living Well referral form

Once complete, please email it to [email protected] and in the subject area type FAO Living Well Administrator.

What happens next?

Our team will then contact the patient and offer appropriate support that we have available at the time of referral. This may include services such as:

  • Online exercise class
  • Online relaxation class
  • Art @ Home
  • Online Living Well Get Together
  • Living Well Newsletters
  • Online Carer’s Café
  • Social work advice
  • Online Bereavement Café
  • Telephone Companion Service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chaplaincy support
  • Home visits by an appropriate member of the team (for example, nurse, physio, social worker, chaplain) if deemed essential, needs cannot be met in alternative ways and if in line with national and Katharine House Hospice guidance.