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Caring for you

Day therapy

Bringing care, comfort and confidence when you need our help

For every patient who comes to Prospect Hospice for our day therapy, what they will experience will be different. We are here to help you stay independent, feel supported and build your confidence in readiness for the challenges you may face ahead. We’ll provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day, and you’ll spend time with other people who are also living with a life-limiting illness. You might even make some new friends – many people do – but it will be what you want to do, and at your pace.

It’s about what you want to do

What we offer is a flexible day during which your needs come first:

  • If you would like to speak with a member of our day service team about your current symptoms, that can be part of your day.
  • If you need to talk, our nurse, physiotherapist or volunteer will make time for you. If you want to participate in an activity like relaxation, exercise, gardening or arts and crafts, then that be arranged too.
  • We even offer complementary therapies such as reiki and hand massage, provided by a team of specially-trained volunteers.

But if you would prefer just to relax with us for the day, and enjoy the social occasion with other patients, then that’s fine too. It’s your day, after all!

You’ll be in control

If that sounds a little too laid-back, there’s a serious point to the day. The time that you will spend with us, over a series of weeks and sometimes months, is designed to help support you through your illness, to maintain your independence and to boost your sense of wellbeing. Being with our team of staff and volunteers here, and taking part in some of our therapeutic and social activities, can lift your confidence and self esteem, and reduce stress and anxiety. We’ll set goals together to help you along the way. That’s something that people who have come to our day service have told us since we first began running it more than 20 years ago.

A time and place to relax

Our day therapy is based at the main hospice building in Wroughton on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’ve never visited the hospice, you might be surprised at how attractive, relaxed and accessible it is. The rooms look out onto our lovely gardens – you can spend time relaxing on our patio or walking in the gardens if you wish. We have designed the space to support your needs when you visit, and we think you will enjoy coming to spend time with us.

Most people come to our day therapy for up to 16 weeks, but if your needs change and you think you could benefit from accessing the service for a while longer, that might be possible too.

We'll pick you up

If not having transport to come to the service is what’s putting you off, then we can see to that too. We have experienced volunteers who will come out to bring you to the hospice in Wroughton. If you would prefer to arrange your own transport, there’s plenty of free parking at the front of the hospice.

Kay's story

Read about Kay’s experience of our day therapy service.

Kay's story

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Read what our patients and their families have said about our therapy services.

I have loved trying new things, all the different activities, the gardening, the art activities, it's been great!

Day Therapy Patient

Coming to Day Therapy has helped me stay more positive, knowing someone was there if I needed advice or support.

Day Therapy Patient

It's very nice and comfy so many wonderful people are brilliant at there job and I don't think they understand on how much they make a difference and the therapy session are wonderful.

Feedback from a patient about our therapy team

Prospect is brilliant and I want to say a very big thank you it's nice to see how much good you do.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

I now understand more about my illness and condition so have taken on the approach from such a busy working life to one day at a time which I would have struggled without the hospice team.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

It is always a pleasure to visit Karyn or Jo at the Prospect. ALL staff are most helpful.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

A nice happy place nothing is too much trouble to explain to you.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

The team had compassion, sympathy and empathy towards mother-in-law at a difficult time.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

The Team were always professional respecting the sensitive concerns.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

The kindness of staff and volunteers has been amazing.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

The hospice staff are always kind and caring.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

Every member of the hospice no matter which department is very friendly and efficient.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

Every member of the hospice no matter which department is very friendly and efficient.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

Not really needed, as everything that has been done could not be more grateful. Very caring and always there when needed in a time when help is so important to myself and my wife, who is caring for me.

Feedback from a patient, about our therapy team

Really enjoyable environment.

Feedback from a patient, about our day hospice

Download our day therapy leaflet

Day Therapy at Prospect Hospice

Next steps...

If you would like to see our day therapy for yourself, speak with your prospect nurse specialist, and they will put you in touch with the day therapy team, who can arrange your visit.

Alternatively, call the team on 01793 816124, and they will be happy to arrange it for you too.

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