Day Services


Day Service programmes

Our Day Service programmes aim to provide a therapeutic environment, enabling patients and carers to have an increased sense of confidence and empowerment in living with their illness. 

Living Well Programme

Service Description

The Living Well programme is designed to help patients adjust to and live well with a progressive life limiting illness. It is an eight-week programme for 2 hours per week, held in a positive and active environment.

Each weekly session covers a different topic consisting of: 

  • Week 1: Coping Well 
  • Week 2: Sleeping and Resting Well 
  • Week 3: Looking and Feeling Well 
  • Week 4: Moving Well 
  • Week 5: Eating Well 
  • Week 6: Planning Well 
  • Week 7: Remembering Well 
  • Week 8: Talking Well

The session structure covers a small amount of theory (20-30 mins) with an activity related to the topic of that week. There are regular mindfulness therapeutic rest breaks. The programme has input from our complementary therapists, social work team and spiritual care team.

Referral Criteria

  • If you think that a patient would benefit from learning about the course content.
  • Patients must be registered with a GP and living in the BNSSG area.
  • The patients have a progressive life-limiting condition including heart failure, lung disease, cancer, and neurological illnesses.
  • If on oxygen, the patient's normal level of oxygen is 9 l/min or less (please contact the team on 0117 915 9469 if your patient is on higher levels of oxygen – they will be assessed on an individual basis and decision made by the clinical team)
  • Can transfer without the need for a hoist or stay in their wheelchair throughout the session.
  • Performance status – can attend a weekly 2-hour face-to-face group for 8 weeks.
  • Minimum time for reattendance to the course is 6 months.

Referral Process

Please complete the referral form below.

Drop In Sessions

2-3.30pm every Thursday at the Coffee Shop at the Hospice in Brentry.

Aim – to provide a space for support, information, guidance or just a cup of tea and a chat.

Sessions are for anyone with a life-limiting illness and / or their carers.

Referral Forms

To refer to Day Services, please download the form below.

Technical update

Due to global IT issues we are currently unable to access our electronic patient record system,  this issue is also affecting GP surgeries and district nurses. We are continuing to operate our services, using our business continuity plans.  As always, patient care and safety remain our absolute priority. We are actively monitoring and managing the situation and will provide updates here when we have them.