What is the Sunflower Centre
The Sunflower Centre offers a range of services to patients, their families and carers affected by life-limiting illnesses.
We aim to help and support you to live well by being as in control of your condition as possible and, where appropriate, achieve the things that are important to you.
Across our team, we aim to offer you through assessment of your needs, support to manage your symptoms, emotional, social, and spiritual support, carer support and the time and space to listen and relax. we aim to be flexible and responsive to your needs in order to enhance your independence and quality of life.
What's on offer?
After your referral and intial assessment we will agree a plan of support for you that best supports your needs. This may involve a range of services including:
Being referred as a patient
Drop-in every Friday between 10am and 3pm. No appointment needed!
Bereavement Support Drop-in fortnightly on a Thursday 5pm until 7pm. No appointment needed!
Small group work
Bathing Service, runs every Friday
Relaxation & Re-enablement (R & R) part or whole day
Chill Out Thursdays - relaxation techniques between 10am and 12pm
Volunteer visitor service in your home
You can be referred to the Sunflower Centre by your GP, District Nurse, Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, Consultant, or Clinical Nurse Specialist. We will always inform your GP and other Healthcare Professionals involved in your care that you are attending. Most services are offered on a time-limited basis. your initial assessment will determine the best plan for you, and we will review the plan with you during your time at the Sunflower Centre. Group workshops usually last six weeks. A course of Complimentary Therapy is offered up to six sessions. Attendance at the R & R day is for ten sessions, and is reviewed after the seventh attendance.
We are unable to provide transport as a matter of course to all our patients. We encourage patients who are not independent, to avail themselves of support from family and friends to bring them to the Sunflower Centre. For patients attending R&R Day, a transport assessment will be completed. We have a very limited number of places available on Sunflower Centre transport, and a small number of volunteer drivers.