We know that when you’re affected by a serious illness you will have your own wellbeing and support needs, whether you’re a patient, carer or family member. The Living Well service is here to support you and to help you find ways to enhance your wellbeing, which we hope, in turn, will enable you to live your life in a happier, more fulfilling way.

What is Living Well?

The aim of Living Well is to enhance the wellbeing of people affected by a progressive life-limiting illness. Wellbeing means different things to different people and so we offer a programme of varied support and activities. We are currently running a combination of online and face-to-face groups, you can see what we are running on our Living Well groups landing page. Please note, that to access any of our support we will require you to register with the service.

Please note that while some of the Covid restrictions have been lifted we are continuing to follow NHS guidelines and are taking precautions to ensure the safety of all our patients.

Some of our activities are suspended at the moment but we hope to have them up and running again soon. These are the activities we are currently running: 

  • Living Well get together online
  • Art, craft and photography
  • Reflections
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Hand massage
  • Strength and balance
  • Carers café
  • Fortnightly carers' telephone call
  • Fortnightly online Living Well/Carers group
  • Bereavement café

The Living Well service is run by a multi-professional team across both Katharine House and Sobell House hospice sites. The team includes nurses, doctors, health care assistants, chaplains, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a music therapist and an art therapist as well as a team of volunteers.

Read more about Living Well, the five ways to wellbeing and its service provision in our Living Well hub.

Partnership with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH)

On 1 April 2021 our partnership with the OUH came into force. This means that the management of our clinical services has now been transferred to the Trust. Read more on our What we do page.

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