St Wilfrid’s Living Well Centre
St Wilfrid’s Living Well Centre is a drop-in centre where patients with life limiting illnesses and their families and carers can access a range of activities and therapies
Please note: Due to the impact of Covid-19, our Living Well Centre Services are suspended until further notice. Our LWC staff will be reaching out to those we support to offer support in whatever way they can whilst observering the government guidance on social distancing.
St Wilfrid’s Living Well Services are for people living with any illness which impacts negatively on their life and may shorten it. Family carers can also find it useful to attend these services.
The Living Well Centre is designed to give you a place to go where you can focus on learning how to stay independent and keep yourself as well as possible.
Living with illness can be hard. There are different ways to manage illness. Some find it helps to talk with those with similar problems, learning together how to manage. Many find staying active through exercise and other activity helps. Having fun with others can also take your mind from your illness.
It is all about enabling you to enjoy life –understand yourself better, connect with other people and feel the benefit of kindness, friendship, support and having a good laugh.
We have a team of therapists including a chaplain, nurses, doctors and health care assistants who provide a range of group and individual therapies for people living with long-term conditions that impact on their lives. The team are skilled at adapting therapeutic techniques and approaches to meet the needs of individuals.
A day service providing support, therapies and group activities
Our team of specialist staff is on hand to offer emotional, physical, practical and clinical support.
We encourage independence and resilience, enabling patients to live the best lives they can.
I’ve been coming to St Wilfrid’s Day Centre for about a year now and I’ve made some great friends here. I enjoy my exercise session and the lunch, and it gives my wife a break too!
Patients can come to St Wilfrid’s Day Centre for a single activity
We offer activities such as a complementary therapy, exercise class and creative arts sessions, or simply come along for a cuppa and some company.
Sometimes it’s good to have a change of scenery and talk to others in the same situation rather than a spouse or other family member. Some of our services may also available to you in your own home.