Who can use this service? People living in Hertfordshire who have a life-limiting illness
When is this service available? Courses run one day a week for 10 weeks, 10:30 am to 2pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays
Where is this service provided? Grove House in St Albans, Hertfordshire
Learning to live well with a progressive life-limiting illness
Living Well is a 10 week course run by Rennie Grove Peace that helps adults with a progressive life-limiting illness live well for longer.
Practical specialist and peer support
The Living Well programme empowers patients with the knowledge and support they need to live well for longer.
The 10 week programme provides practical, specialist and peer support to help people live well through a life-limiting illness.
|• 1:1 support from specialist nurses
|• Symptom management
|• Psychological support
|• Advanced care planning
|• Fatigue management
|• Smart goal setting
|• Meditation and relaxation
|• Benefits information
|• Peer support
|• Occupational therapy
Sessions run from 10.30am to 2.00pm at Grove House, Waverley Road, St Albans, AL3 5QX. A light lunch and refreshments can be provided at a cost of £5.
Like all Rennie Grove Peace services, our Living Well Programme is completely free of charge. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided at a cost of £5.
We can deliver the services thanks to the generosity of the local community. In short, donations, charity shop income and fundraising events cover around two thirds of our running costs. If you would like to make a donation, please click below.
Any healthcare professional involved in your care, including your GP, can refer you. Ask for a referral to the Living Well Programme which is run by Rennie Grove Peace outpatient services.
Before commencing care we will do an assessment to determine if the support we can provide matches your needs.
If you live in Buckinghamshire and can’t easily get to Grove House in St Albans, we can refer you to a similar service closer to home. This wouldn’t prevent us from supporting you in other ways through our community-based services.
Healthcare professionals can refer patients to the Living Well programme through the Palliative Care Referral Centre (PCRC).
For more information about Living Well please contact the Rennie Grove Peace Coordination Centre on 01923 60 60 30 or email@example.com. The Coordination Centre is open 7 days per week, 8am – 6pm.
- Patients must have a palliative diagnosis with an AKPS of 60% or above.
- Patients can be at various stages of illness, including being newly diagnosed.
- Patients must be well enough to commit to the 10 week programme.
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Our multi-disciplinary team are here to help you to live well from diagnosis, whatever the prognosis.