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Active Intervention Centre

Provides specialist palliative day care to patients with complex needs through support and access to tailored programmes of activities, therapies, and treatments, as well as nursing and medicinal advice over an 8-12 week period.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our usual Active Intervention Centre services are only available for Inpatients. This is something being regularly reviewed and we look forward to welcoming more patients back to the centre as soon as restrictions allow.


The centre aims to promote independence, maintain function and manage complex clinical problems, to help patients live well for as long as possible. Staff can help to address problems with symptom management and the physical, psychological and emotional issues associated with a terminal illness, as well as provide support and guidance with financial or social concerns and spiritual care.

The Active Intervention Centre offers a safe, secure and comfortable environment for people with terminal illnesses to discuss concerns with a healthcare professional, and a space to meet other people who are living with a similar illness to themselves and experiencing similar concerns.

Therapies and services available include:

Occupational therapy

Helps patients to overcome problems and feelings often associated with a terminal illness, by suggesting solutions to practical problems to help maintain your independence and enable you to get the most out of life. The team can organise equipment to help you at home.


Supports patients to be more independently mobile. They undertake assessments and encourage patients to do as much as possible physically, as well as helping to alleviate problems and symptoms associated with you condition. Patients attending the centre can also access the physiotherapy gym and exercise classes.

Find out more about our Therapist Team >

Social work

Provides practical and emotional support to patients, families and friends. The team can advise on financial matters and liaise with other organisations, agencies and services on your behalf.

Spiritual care

Offers help and support to patients, families and friends of all faiths and those of no faith.

Wellbeing services

Provides one-to-one tailor-made therapies and treatments including reflexology, aromatherapy, massage, reiki, relaxation and beauty therapy to help patients feel relaxed and positive about themselves.

Psychological therapy

Provides emotional and psychological support to patients, families and friends.

Community clinics

Led by our nursing team and provide the opportunity for patients with complex symptoms or those who are taking complex medications to be assessed by a senior member of the Integrated Community Team or a Doctor, as well as accessing nursing and specialist medicinal advice.

Accessing the centre

The Active Intervention Centre is open every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am - 3:00pm. Patients usually attend on the same day each week and you can either attend the centre for a full day or the day can be tailored to meet your individual needs. If you do not wish to attend the centre for a full day, appointments can be arranged with individual practitioners.

Following a referral into the service a member of the team will be in contact to arrange an appointment for your first visit, where they will assess their individual needs and develop a tailor-made 8-12 week care program.

The centre is based at our Little Common Lane site. Wherever possible patients are asked to make their own way here, although if this is not possible transport via ambulance or car can usually be arranged.

For more information, or if you would like to speak with a member of one of our teams, please contact us on 0114 236 9911.