Living Well Centre

Our Living Well Centre at the hospice offers a range of day services for patients and their families as well as social groups.

Our ‘Taylor-made’ 12-week therapeutic programme is designed to help you address symptom control and support your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The programme features a range of talks and activities covering areas such as fatigue, diet, community support, medication and mobility and exercise.

Birmingham's John Taylor Hospice offers a 12-week therapeutic programmed in its day hospice.

Working in partnership with your GP, district nurses and other members of the hospice’s specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team of pharmacists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, the programme will enable you to focus on your individual needs.

With input from the hospice’s Well-Being Team and patient and family support worker, there are also opportunities to discuss social, emotional and financial issues. The therapeutic programme is available each Tuesday or Thursday for 12 weeks, starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.

Living Well Centre visitors can benefit from other hospice services including acupuncture and complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, reflexology and reiki. Groups can also enjoy a range of activities including DIY and gardening from our Moments Shed.

Our Living Well Centre hosts a Social Group on Fridays. Aimed at local elderly people who feel isolated, the group offers the chance to chat, take part in activities and make some friends. This group is open to people who are not receiving any of our other services. Taking place between 10am and 3pm, it's free to join our Social Group but we ask for a voluntary contribution towards the cost of lunch.

We also run social groups for people who have completed the therapeutic programme on Mondays between 10am and 3pm and Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm. 

For more information on our Living Well Centre and all of its groups, please contact Specialist Nurse Julie Bennett 0n 0121 465 2000 and to refer online please click on referrals. Our therapeutic programme and some social days are very popular so there may be a waiting list.

If you’re worried about reaching the hospice, please talk to us about transport.

To find out more about our Living Well Centre you can read Cat's story here


specialist clinics at the living well centre

Our Pari Passu Pain Clinic provides access to expertise in pain management. Taking place fortnightly on Fridays at the hospice, the clinic uses a number of techniques to help you regain control of pain.  Read more about managing your pain.

On Wednesdays the Living Well Centre hosts our Fatigue, Anxiety and Breathlessness (FAB) Programme, a nine-week course where people learn to take control of these extremely frightening and disabling symptoms. In a small group with other people with similar experiences, each week you will learn why these symptoms occur and how to keep them in check with techniques that work.

If you can’t find the information you are looking for on our website please email us or call 0121 465 2000