A new Wellbeing Service offering support for people with a life-limiting illness has been launched at local hospice and Bondholder Treetops Hospice Care.
Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, respiratory conditions and heart failure.
The new Wellbeing Service includes a range of groups including a Men’s Group, a Get Moving exercise group, Gardening Group, Singing Group, Drop In Café and Spa Days - all aimed at encouraging people to maintain their quality of life and capacity to care for themselves.
Phil Shreeve, Treetops director of clinical services explains “We understand that wellbeing is about every area of your life including physical, emotional, spiritual and social aspects. The new Wellbeing programme offers support to help people deal with concerns that may arise as a result of their condition as well as sharing skills and knowledge to be able to manage and maintain quality of life.”
Services are provided free of charge to people living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and last year the hospice supported over 1,800 people and their families.