Selby gets Sunflower Wellbeing drop-in, as we take more support out to communities
Our Sunflower Wellbeing Hub is running its first satellite wellbeing sessions in Selby starting this month. The weekly sessions are being held every Tuesday from 1.30pm until 4pm at The Summit, Scott Road, Selby.
Last year we asked people how they wanted our services to be developed for the future. A survey, completed by more than 220 patients, family members, staff, referrers to the hospice and others, gave a useful insight into what people wanted to see.
Julie Dale, Head of Community Services said: “The survey reinforced one of our key aims; to make our highly valued Hospice support available to more people who can benefit from it. So, with this in mind, we’re developing services and more specialist provision for people with the greatest needs. Our support at Selby is free and you don’t need an appointment or referral, so please drop in and say hello.”
At our wellbeing drop-ins, people can get advice from our experienced St Leonard’s team, meet people who are going through similar experiences and learn about local support groups specific to their needs.
We already run similar weekly sessions at the Sunflower Wellbeing Hub at the hospice in York, where people affected by a life-limiting illness, their family members, carers and friends can come. Regular sessions have also been developed specifically for friends and families, as well as bereavement drop-ins.
One-to-one chats with experienced staff and volunteers can take place in a welcoming, relaxed environment. Hot drinks, snacks and cakes are available and there is always someone there to answer questions, listen and help.