Living Well Centre

Offering you guidance and support

Rowans Living Well Centre supports people who live in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire who are living with a life-limiting and progressive illness. We support people aged 18 and above, regardless of diagnosis and extend our support to their friends and family members during any stage of the illness, including bereavement.

Our team of nurses, complementary therapists and trained volunteers can offer you guidance and support. You can also access classes and treatments. This is a drop-in service so we invite you to visit us at any time during our opening hours to find out how we can support you. Or you can give us a call on 023 9224 8011 to find out more. No referral is needed.

We are open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday and remain open until 7pm on the first Thursday of every month.

Please select an option below to see some examples of the classes and treatments that might be available to you at the Living Well Centre.

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How can we help?

If you have a progressive, life-limiting illness:

When you visit us, we can provide information, inform you of other services that may help you and design a timetable of activities that can help you to live well with your illness.

If you have nursing needs and want to attend the Centre for part of a day or a full day, we can assess whether we can meet these needs. After this assessment, we will discuss a programme of care with you, which could include a referral to other team members, such as a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychologist, chaplain or social worker.

Here are some of the activities that might be available to you at the Living Well Centre:

WHAT’S ON AT THE LIVING WELL CENTRE

If you are a family member or friend of someone with a progressive, life-limiting illness:

We understand that looking after someone with an illness can be emotionally and physically difficult. We provide a safe and caring environment for the person who is unwell which will allow you some time to yourself. You are also welcome to attend the Centre with them or access one of the services that have been designed with carers in mind.

You may want to make an appointment with one of our complementary therapists or attend one of our carers support groups, which take place regularly throughout the month. These groups are an opportunity for you to meet other people who are caring for someone and spend some time in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment.

WHAT’S ON AT THE LIVING WELL CENTRE

If you are a veteran of the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy:

We run a dedicated support service for ex Forces Personnel who are living with or caring for someone with a serious or life-limiting illness, or are recently bereaved.

  • Did you serve at least 1 day in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy?
  • Are you experiencing loneliness or social isolation?
  • Are you struggling with the impact of your illness physically and/or emotionally?
  • Have concerns about the future and whether your loved ones will be looked after?

 

Our wide range of services, including a dedicated Veteran Companions buddy service, can help you find answers.

We hold a weekly drop in service every Monday from 10am – 2pm at the Living Well Centre. Feel free to drop in at any point between these times for an informal chat. No appointment or referral is necessary.

To access the service

Email Project Lead Tina Millard at veterans@rowanshospice.co.uk, call 023 9224 8011 or simply drop in to Rowans Living Well Centre

Become a Veteran Companion

If you’d like to volunteer to be a Veteran Companion through our Living Well Centre, register your interest using the button below

Volunteer

If you are bereaved:

If you are bereaved and feel like you need support, please come and visit us at the Centre. In addition to our normal opening hours, Bereavement Support can be accessed on the first Thursday of each month from 4 – 7pm.

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David’s Story

“I want people to know how wonderful this place is. It is more than the support you get, it’s the warm welcome, it’s the whole ambiance of the place and the attitude of the staff.”

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