Our Sunflower Centres provide support for patients who are well enough to live at home but would like to take advantage of the specialist support that St Margaret’s can offer during the day.
The centres at Taunton and Yeovil are open Monday to Wednesday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and provides emotional, spiritual and social support, symptom control and management, as well as a range of complementary therapies. We are also able to arrange practical advice on nutrition, rehabilitation, finance and benefits.
Carers are welcome to attend as well. However, this ‘halfway house’ can also provide respite to carers who can relax, knowing that their relative or friend is safe and in good hands.
These services are provided in a lively and vibrant atmosphere where patients and their carers can enjoy new interests and hobbies, socialise and meet up with others who are facing life-limiting illnesses. Our staff, supported by a team of volunteers, provide social and, where appropriate, physical activities with a changing programme of events.
There is no obligation to stay all day. Patients and carers can simply spend an hour or two with like-minded companions in a comfortable and reassuring environment, pop in to enjoy a quick coffee together, or stay the day and enjoy a tasty lunch - the choice is yours.
Both centres have beautiful gardens which are there to be enjoyed during the Sunflower Centre opening hours.
Light snacks are available and free to patients during the day with lunch served between 12.30 and 1.30pm. The food offered is always appetising and we cater for large and small appetites, as well as special diets.
Parking is available at both sites, including disability spaces near the entrances, and there is disabled access to all areas. Assistance with travel to our Sunflower Centres can be arranged if needed.
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