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Support for Carers | Help and Support

 
 

Support for Carers | Help and Support

 
 

With an estimated 1.1 million carers in the UK supporting people living with cancer, we know that finding the right help and support can make an incredible difference to both the lives of patients and their carers. You'll find hundreds of services on our Cancer Care Map that do just that, but to mark Carer's Week, we'd like to highlight just a few of the organisations that offer help, guidance and respite with carers in mind.

Carers Lewisham

In the heart of Lewisham in London, this organisation provides a range of services including advice, information and emotional support as well as opportunities to meet other carers, relaxation days, well-being sessions and much more. 

 

Cancer Chat by Cancer Research UK

This moderated online chat forum by the team at Cancer Research UK has a team of cancer nurses at hand to answer any specific questions you may have, as well as the opportunity to talk to other carers in a similar situation for help and guidance.

 

Charlie's Cancer Support & Therapy Centre

Based in Gloucester, Charlie's have an amazing range of facilities at their centre including therapies (reiki, massage, medication and more), group rooms, a knitting group, art room and more. All provided therapies are free for carers and families.

Cancer Carers Support

Cancer United

Cancer United is a support charity in West Sussex that aims to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of those whose life has been affected by cancer. With an emphasis on physical and engaging activites like a choir, exercise classes and more, the team have switched to online services since lockdown.

 

Counselling at East Kent Hospitals

At both Cantebury and Kent hospitals, counselling is offered to both patients and carers following a cancer diagnosis. Talking to their trained counsellors can give you the space to untangle what's going to find a way forward. View their website to find out how to get a referral.

 

Brain Tumour Action

For carers looking after someone following a brain tumour diagnosis, the team at BTA offer a host of services that include online information, a telephone helpline, access to counselling, and signposting to local support groups across the UK.

 

If you'd like us to feature another organisation that you are involved with, please contact us at hello@cancercaremap.org.

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