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 Dimbleby Cancer Care, 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 Dimbleby Cancer Care 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. 

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We know how annoying it is to click through out-of-date listings.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 Dimbleby Cancer Care

Dimbleby Cancer Care provides practical and psychological support for people living with cancer, their families and carers. The charity was set up in 1966 in memory of renowned broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy’s Cancer Centre in London. Its mission is to raise money to continue its commitment to support and expand the Dimbleby Cancer Care Information and Support Services which 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 also provides special Dimbleby pillows which it distributes to cancer patients accessing its services. The charity has invested significantly to research and develop the cancercaremap.org website and to date has awarded over £2,500,000 in research funding through the Dimbleby Cancer Care Research Fund, looking at all aspects of cancer care including the provision of support for carers and the impact of anxiety on the individual following a cancer diagnosis.

Dimbleby Cancer Care relies soley on public donations to continue its work including the ongoing costs to run cancercaremap.org. To find out more or to make a donation, please go to www.dimblebycancercare.org.

 

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