Day Services

Our Hospice in Shottery is the ‘hub’ for our day services. Our Hospice is a friendly, caring environment which provides support for those affected by life-limiting illness to access a wide range of services and therapies.

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Tell me more…

Our Day Hospice is a calm, compassionate and friendly environment for those who are affected by a life-limiting illness.  Our expert team are here to offer a safe and supportive space for patients, carers and those who have become bereaved. There is also the opportunity to meet others who may be experiencing a similar situation to their own. 

We strive to enhance each individual's quality of life. This is achieved through a variety of activities which provide physical, psychological, spiritual and social support, such as creative arts, relaxing complementary therapies and exercise groups.

Every person is offered the time to talk about what is important to them, any concerns that they may have and how these may be impacting their day-to-day life. We will listen with sensitivity and compassion, supporting them to live life and ease any anxieties they may have.

Have a question?

We’re available Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm to answer any questions you may have.

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Am I eligible?

Our Day Services are available to any patient, carer or loved one registered with a GP in South Warwickshire and affected by a life-limiting illness.

Individuals can either be referred by a health care professional or can self-refer via our referral page.

Our Therapeutic Support & Services

Our Day Services offer a range of provisions that we can support you with. 

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Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assessments

The Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy service supports people at the Hospice, in groups and individually, as well as in their homes. Our Therapists work with individuals on their priorities and support with a variety of approaches including advice, treatments, and provision of equipment. Our Therapists continue to support individuals through their changing needs. 

Complementary Therapy tai chi

Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies can help promote relaxation, reduce tensions and alleviate the anxiety that serious illness can bring. Qualified therapists provide a range of complementary therapies to Hospice patients and carers including Aromatherapy, Massage, Reiki, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage. 

Diversional Therapy Gardening Planting

Creative Therapy

Creative Therapy, also known as Diversional Therapy, offers different opportunities for patients, carers and bereaved to learn and practice the use of expressive and creative skills in both individual and group activities including painting, creative writing, and gardening. Focusing on the process and not the outcome enables many benefits, promoting wellbeing, relaxation and building resilience. 

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Spiritual Care & Support

Our Spiritual care is delivered by our Chaplaincy team and is an integral part of the holistic care at the Hospice. A persons’ spiritual needs are individual and encompass things meaningful to them giving a sense of value and belonging. Our team listens with consideration and compassion, offering confidential support respecting everyone’s beliefs and traditions. 

Therapeutic Patient Groups

Patient groups are available throughout the week focusing on a holistic approach to patient care. It’s also an opportunity for people to gain support from others who might be experiencing similar situations to themselves.

Carer & Bereavement Support Groups

Support is available for those caring for someone with a life-limiting illness as well as continued support when adjusting to life after caring. We offer group support along with opportunities for individual support. 

MND Clinic

Our monthly Motor Neurone Disease (MND) clinic, run in partnership with the University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust and Myton Hospices, offers holistic support to MND patients, as well as to their carers and loved ones, to help increase their independence and quality of life.

Individual Appointments

We provide individual appointments where patients can meet with members of the team to discuss any troubling symptoms, practical concerns or worries.

Drop-in sessions

Once a month we hold a Drop-In session for the community to come to the Hospice to find out more about the services and support we offer.

Workshops and courses

Stand-alone activity-based sessions are available for those referred to the Hospice offering a variety of workshops and courses catering to different interests. Contact the Hospice for information.

Frequently asked questions

If you cannot find the answer to your question below, please feel free to contact us.

A few words from patients and loved ones...

By wrapping our care around the patient, and those closest to them, we can provide the expertise, compassion and time they deserve.

“The support I received from the Hospice nurses was invaluable. They took the time to listen and really worked hard to ensure my husband did things his way right up until the end. The support for the children has been incredible.”

"I found the Arts and Crafts in the Bereavement Cafe most relaxing. I could lose myself and concentrate on learning a new skill."


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