What is the Drop-in Service?
The Drop-in is a service providing supportive therapies for adults (and their families and carers) living with a life-limiting iilness. It may also help to maintain a sense of wellbeing and a positive approach to living with such conditions.
The Drop-in is facilitated by Sunflower Centre Staff and volunteers, but please note you will have to be able to look after yourself independently or with the help of your carer as there are no medical or nursing staff at the Drop-in.
Any medication or food/drink supplements you might need should also be brought with you. We will, however, seek your consent to inform your GP that you are accessing the Drop-in service at the Sunflower Centre.
Your first visit
On your first visit you will be introduced to the Sunflower Centre and its staff. We will discuss your needs with you personally and confidentially. We will then agree with you any Support Plan which may be of help to you. No referral or appointment is necessary – you can just ‘drop in’ at your convenience. This service aims to provide support that is free and confidential in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Who can attend?
Patients who are living with cancer or other progressive life-limiting conditions eg heart failure, lung disease, neurological conditions.
The service is also available to patients’ families and those who care for them. Family members and carers may attend independently of the patient if they wish.
How to attend
You can simply ‘drop in’ on Fridays between 10am and 3pm. You may telephone the Sunflower Centre to speak with a member of staff via the Hospice reception on 01904 708553
. Unfortunately we are unable to provide transport for those wishing to attend the drop-in.
What is available ?
Art and craft therapies/activities
Access to the family support team by appointment
Monthly advice and information workshops
Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits), but please note lunch is not provided
Opportunities to talk with others living with life-limiting conditions
For further information, please contact Jonathan Singh on