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Living Well social groups

Coronavirus update: (17th March) Living Well services have temporarily switched to a virtual model, offering support remotely, for example via video calls, telephone, virtual clinics, etc.  All patients supported by the Living Well Team will be contacted by St Richard’s Hospice. 

Meet others, relax and have fun in our drop in social groups. These are free monthly sessions for people with a serious progressive illness & their carers and include Mindfulness, Love Books, Knit and Natter and Making your life easier with Technology.  There is no need to book.

Referral: Individuals do not need a referral to attend social groups. Please note the social groups will not include one-to-one medical advice.

Please note the adapted t’ai chi’ drop ins are for people who have already completed an adapted t’ai chi course with the Living Well programme.

For information sessions: These are free six-weekly drop in information sessions for people with a serious progressive illness & their carers. The introductory classes include Understanding pain and its management.

Referral: Individuals do not need a referral to attend the information sessions. There is no need to book.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.