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What   Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil provides practical and emotional support for cancer patients, and their families, during and after diagnosis. Patients can drop in, access information, have a cup of tea, and register to access all the services on offer. Some of the servies they offer are massage therapy, acupuncture, bra fitting for breast cancer patients, and Family or couples therapy. They also provide a door to door voluntary transport service for cancer patients living in Merthyr Tydfil. Visit their website for more information and services.

What  Bow Belles Wig Specialists is a recognised, award winning hair and wig salon that is dedicated to helping you deal with hair loss. They specialise in providing a complete hair enhancement and wig service to rectify all forms of hair loss caused by chemotherapy, Alopecia and thinning hair. The service work with both men and women, alongside children in a private, discreet  premises, and have a wide stock range, with access to 4,000 wig styles and colours to choose from and also supply turbans, products and accessories. 

What   Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is a palliative care inpatient unit in Gloucestershire and provides palliative care and support for people who are living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families. In addition to the inpatient unit, their day hospice service helps people living with long term conditions to avoid unnecessary trips to hospital. They also offer a Hospice at home service for people in the local community who prefer to receive palliative care at home.

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What  The Birmingham Drop In Cancer Support Centre is part of the HelpHarryHelpOthers Cancer Charity (www.hhho.org.uk) founded by Harry’s mom Georgie Moseley. The Centre has been created based on the Moseleys' own journey with cancer and aims to offer support outside of treatment. The Centre offers a ‘home from home’ environment to patients and anyone touched by any type of cancer. The service provide advice on housing, benefits, and financial advice.

What  Ellenor is an organisation that offers hospice care for both adults and children, providing physical, social and spiritual support for families facing terminal illness. Ellenor work with babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions enabling them to receive care in their/their families’ place of choice, which is often at home. Carers are also fully supported by Ellenor and can benefit from the wellbeing services on offer.

What   The East Midlands Children’s and Young Persons’ Integrated Cancer Service (EMCYPICS) is an integrated service for the investigation of children and young people (0 - 18 years) with suspected cancer and the treatment of those diagnosed with cancer. They also provide emotional and practical support for children and their families. For more information please visit the website.

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What  The Macmillan Wellbeing Centre provides complementary therapies to patients diagnosed with cancer such as reflexology, reiki, indian head massage, shiatsu, massage.  The centre is able to offer psychological and counselling support and also offer a crafts sessions, support groups, meditation, breathing classes and dietican services. The Wellbeing Centre have the support of Bristol CAB, a professional service to answer questions regarding finance and benefits, and how to go about applying for them.

What  The cancer services at North Bristol NHS Trust aim to provide patients with a diagnosis and the required cancer treatments including radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The cancer services work closely with GP’s and other service providers to offer specialist care and psychological, emotional, financial, practical, educational and social support to cancer patients and their family. For full details about the cancer service, please visit the website or call the number provided.

What   The Isle of Wight Cancer Support Centre offers access to professional and confidential counselling, as well as befriending and complementary therapies. These therapies range from reflexology and reiki, to massage and aromatherapy. Services are free of charge to those living with or affected by cancer. The centre also offers a variety of information packets, yoga, seated exercise, mindfulness courses and hosts a number of support groups. 

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What   Maggie's offer emotional, practical and social support to all those affected by cancer including family, friends and carers, including bereavement support, carer support, courses for managing stress, help for families, gardening groups, support for young people, help returning to work after cancer, professional, welfare and benefits help. For a full list of support groups and workshops please visit the website to see what is available at Maggie's in Newcastle.