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What  Chemogiftsbags were set up for the relief of sickeness and preservation of health for people with cancer. The provision of care packages and bags with items and information help to ease anxiety that is experienced by cancer patients before, during and after chemotherapy treament.

Where  Chemogiftbags cover the Thames Valley area

What  Exercise classes - Pilates (6 week course) Funded by Friends of the Cancer Centre , provided by  Macmillan Support and Information Centre at Belfast City Hospital

Where  71-77 Lisburn Road. Belfast.

Who  People who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Self referrals can be made by contacting the service on number provided. For full eligibility crteria please contact the service

What   Sobell House is a hospice providing end of life care to those with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer. They offer an inpatient unit, hospice at home, a lymphoedema service, occupational and physiotherapy services, complementary therapies, spiritual care, support for carers, and more. For a full list of services please check on their website. 

Where   Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford.

Available for friends and family

What   Scarborough Breast Cancer Support Group offers support, information and help to women who have had a recent diagnosis of breast cancer.  A breast care nurse will attend, but it is a very informal group with the aim for you to meet others in a similar situation and to support one another over a cup of tea or coffee.

Where   Located at The Friends Meeting House in Scarborough, we meet every three months on Fridays from 10.30 am - 12 noon.  Please call for exact dates.

What   Leeds Cancer Support offer services to cancer patients their families and supporters. The centre offers a variety of support services including information, emotional support to help with the effects of cancer, including counselling or 1:1 support sessions. Complementary therapies are available to help cope with fatigue and anxiety,  finance and welfare benefit advice can also be accessed. Workshops, support groups and hair loss services are also accessible.

What   Cruse Bereavement Care is a national charity suppoting bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. There is a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.

What   Helping Hands can help whether you’re looking for a full-time live-in carer, or a visiting carer for those times when you need some extra help. Helping hands provide the full range of care services for palliative and end-of-life care. The service has local branches and trained carers across England and Wales, and can provide fast-track palliative care at the last minute. Helping Hands work alongside hospices, support groups, continuing healthcare teams and district nurses to offer the right level of home care.

What  Ovarian Cancer Action is a UK charity dedicated to beating the sixth most common cancer in women. Their aim is to raise awareness, empower women, to give them a voice, and to create a better future for the thousands of mothers, partners, sisters, daughters and friends affected by this disease.

What   The cancer information centres at the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool provide a confidential service for anyone with questions or concerns about cancer. The centres offer booklets, leaflets and other sources of information free of charge, and visitors can also access welfare benefits and financial advice. 

Where    University Hospital of Hartlepool, Holdforth Road, Hartlepool.  

Available for friends and family

What  The Plymouth Support Group is a vital network of people who can offer help and support, information, guidance and above that friendship and understanding for people affected by prostate cancer. This patient led support group will enable you to get together and share experiences in a positive way.  The Chestnut Appeal supports the group and provides speakers.