Dimbleby Cancer Care - making life better for people living with cancer.

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About the project

 
 

About the project

cancercaremap.org has been developed and funded by The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund, which aims to help make life better for people living with cancer. Find out more about the project and the charity behind it here.
 
 

 

cancercaremap.org is an online directory that helps people find cancer care and support services in their local area. People with cancer, their friends and family can either search for a service or can browse the types of services available. It uses stories and videos to show how the services have benefited other people living with cancer and sign-posts services across the country whether they are charity funded, community based or NHS led.

cancercaremap.org aims to join up care services to make sure that no person goes unsupported because they are not aware of a service in their local area. It is tailored to people with cancer, and their family members. It is also designed for healthcare professionals to use in consultations.

The original idea came from a very real need from someone who needed help. As Jonathan Dimbleby explains, “In 2013 a friend asked me to source cancer services for his wife. I realised there was no comprehensive resource I could use to do this. I went to the Board of The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund which I chair and we discussed the possibility of developing our own site to make sure that nobody goes without the care they need."

The charity commissioned a piece of research to look at what was already available in terms of sign-posting and to map the support services in the South East London area. cancercaremap.org was developed with the input of a group of current and former cancer patients, carers and clinical staff. 

This project has been made possible in part by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, funding from The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund.

cancercaremap.org is run by the team at The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund, formerly Dimbleby Cancer Care, and is a Registered Charity No. 247558.

 

About the listings

We know how annoying it is to click through out-of-date listings. We have a small but dedicated team who manage the content and information on the site, but services can come and go. So do let us know if we have missed something, if anything has closed, or if any details need updating. We also need you to tell us about the services that have helped you. Get in touch and we can take it from there.

Contact us here

Listings are open to all care providers. All services listed on the site are checked to meet our own set of criteria, but we do not review or recommend services. We do reserve the right to refuse admission if we believe the treatments or services provided may conflict with NHS guidelines.

 

About Us

Cancer Care Map was developed by The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund which provides practical and psychological support for people living with cancer, their families and carers. The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund was set up in 1966 in memory of renowned broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy's Hospital in London. Its work at Guy's and St Thomas' as the Dimbleby Cancer Care services includes a drop-in information service, Welfare Benefits advice, psychological support, complementary therapies at Guy's Cancer Centre and at the Dimbleby Macmillan Support Centre at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup. The charity has also funded over £2.7million in cancer care research since 2004.

In 2019, a major financial gift and the DCC brand were made over to the Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust and Charity to conitinue the delivery of cancer care services there. The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund is now focussing its resources on the development and growth of www.cancercaremap.org.

 

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