Are you recently diagnosed or living with a serious illness?  Our Starlight Centre offers a range of services to patients, their carers and families whose lives are affected by cancer or other conditions.  Our aim is to help our patients to live well.

Introducing 'The Starlight Centre'

I've been to a few of the Starlight Centre courses which have helped me a huge deal with my cancer but helping me with life in general.  The support has made such a difference to me.

You are welcome to join us to meet others, share experiences and learn skills to help improve your quality of life, self-confidence and self esteem. The underlying principle of the service is to empower people to be in control of their condition and where possible achieve what is important to them.

The centre provides a range of wellbeing groups and services including: medicine management, physiotherapy and exercise, talking groups, breathing management plans, creative groups and complementary theory. After an initial assessment with a member of the team to identify what's important to you you will be offered a referral to the services that best meet your needs. This may be on an individual or group basis, in the form of an outpatient appointment, short course, workshop, group or clinic.

What does the Starlight Centre offer?

Our team aim to encourage, assist, strengthen, sustain and listen. We will meet you and work with you to choose the best services to improve your health, your wellbeing, your independence and your confidence.

View our Guide to Day Services at the Starlight Centre.

A centre to learn

We provide an opportunity to understand more about the problems you may be facing whilst living with an illness, how to take control and plan ahead linking with the strategy 'no decision about me without me'.

A centre with a space to meet others, gain information and feel supported on your journey.

A centre to relax and create

Complementary therapy treatments and creative workshops to support relaxation and expression.

A centre to get involved in

A community hub for meeting, for support, for workshops, for learning, to meet socially.

Courses we are looking to run in the near future

Our service is expanding and evolving all the time as we look to support more people. We are looking to offer a number of other workshops/courses in the future.
Please see our October-December 2017 programme.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in attending one of our future workshops or courses. Below is a list of courses we are either planning to run in the future or will organise if we get sufficient interest. Please email us if you would like to register your interest in attending one of our next courses below: 

  • Hope Course
  • Complementary Therapy
  • Family Support Clinic
  • Breathlessness Workshop
  • Relaxation
  • Physiotherapy and Exercise
  • Fatigue Management Workshop
  • Holistic Assessment
  • Nurse Assessment Clinics
  • Medicine Management Clinic
  • Hairdressing
  • Counselling
  • Meet one of our team

How can I find out more?

If you need any further information about our services, or would like to book onto one of them, or are a healthcare professional wanting to refer a patient please contact us on 01923 330 330 (main switchboard) or contact our Palliative Care Referral Centre (PCRC) on 0333 234 0868 or email: westherts.pcrc@nhs.net