Hospice

Arts Therapy

Day Hospice doing art outside
We offer a wide range of creative arts in our Day Hospice which helps many patients cope with the symptoms of their illness as well as offering new skills to learn and enjoy.
Many people who come to Lewis-Manning Hospice describe themselves as simply ‘not artistic at all’. However with encouragement and guidance from our Arts Therapists there is ability in most people to enjoy and achieve something that they did not think they could.
A large part of participating in the creative arts at Lewis-Manning Hospice is about discovering something new, diverting attention from symptoms, but also building confidence and self esteem. We aim to make art more accessible and help patients to discover an ability that gives them a great deal of pleasure.
We offer many different types of art to try :
Watercolour, oil and acrylic painting
Model making
Jewellery making
Hobby ceramics
Millinery
Floristry
Soapstone carving
Glass painting
Textile work
Special projects (making various crafts or goods for fundraising events)
Arts Therapy at Lewis-Manning Hospice is tailored to each patient’s interests and desires. If there is something someone wishes to try we will do our best to accommodate it.
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"After some wonderful palliative care, I feel as close to well again as I have felt for a very long time.”

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"Time spent at Lewis-Manning Hospice brought great help to me physically and mentally."