Please be aware that, in December 2023 and January 2024, the Living Well Centre building will be closed over the following days:

16th and 17th of December 2023
23rd, 24th , 25th and 26th of December 2023
30th and 31st of December 2023
1st of January​ 2024

The building will be open as usual on the 27th, 28th and 29th of December, and from 2nd January 2024.

A place for support for people affected by life-limiting illnesses

Our Living Well Services are available Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 – 16:00. The Services encompass a range of both face-to-face and virtual activities, and the opportunity to meet new people who can support and guide you. Please see below for full details on all available activities or contact us for more information.

Tel: 023 9224 8011. Email:

Offering you guidance and support

Rowans Living Well Services support 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 virtual appointments and virtual groups.

Please call us on 023 9224 8011 to find out more. No referral is needed.

Please select an option below to see some examples of the classes and treatments that are available.

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How can we help?

If you have a progressive, life-limiting illness:

When you contact 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 make use of the our Services, 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:


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 access our Services 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.


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

We run a dedicated support service for Serving and ex-Service 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.

Weekly social groups take place on  Mondays from 10:00 – 11:30 and 13:00 – 14:30 for any veterans and Serving Personnel, who are living with a serious or life-limiting illness where you can seek advice, support or just a friendly chat with others in the same situation.

To access the service

Email: Tel: 023 9224 8011

Become a Veteran Companion

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



If you are bereaved:

If you are bereaved and feel like you need support, please call our Living Well Services on 023 9224 8011. No referral is needed.

We are open from 10:00 – 16:00 Monday to Sunday.

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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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