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Patient and Family Support

- Previously Clifford House and Active Intervention Centre -

About Patient and Family Support

We are delighted that our Patient and Family Support services (previously Clifford House and Active Intervention Centre) running from our Ecclesall Road South site and Little Common Lane building have now re-opened.

Please keep reading below to find out about some of the changes we have made to our services.

At St Luke's, we care for and support anyone affected by a terminal illness across Sheffield, at any stage of their journey, and for their loved ones too.

Our care and support is tailored to each patient and our teams work together to help patients achieve their goals and wishes.

As well as expert medical care and support, we are proud to deliver the non-clinical aspects of our care that help our patients manage their symptoms.

Our patients can access physio and occupational therapy, wellbeing and creative therapies, social work and chaplaincy or spiritual support for all faiths and none. This could include relaxation and wellbeing techniques, tips on nutrition, routine and sleep as well as fun activities for all interests.

Families and friends play a valuable role in a patient’s care so we also provide dedicated support for loved ones too through social, spiritual and bereavement support.

Who can access St Luke's Patient and Family Support services?

  • Our patients are anyone aged 18+ across Sheffield, who have been diagnosed with a palliative condition for example Cancer, a Neurological condition, COPD, Heart Failure or HIV/Aids.
  • 18 years + (except children accessing bereavement groups or accompanied by a parent).
  • Those with a recent bereavement of a relative, family member or close friend who was cared for by St Luke’s.
  • Those currently caring for a St Luke's patient or with a family member or close friend who is a St Luke's patient.

Self-referral form

If you fit the eligibility criteria above, please fill in the self-referral form below or contact us using the details below and a member of the Patient and Family Support team will be in touch.


For more information about our services, please email [email protected] or call 0114 235 7650

Self Referral Form Download our leaflet

Calendar of events

To view our upcoming schedule of classes, please click the button below. Those referred to our Patient and Family Support services will be able to access and book onto these sessions.

Upcoming classes

Examples of our online activities offered throughout the pandemic