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General Information and Advice

Forum Otters Cancer support group

What   Cancer support group that provides support for people affected by cancer in the Blandford Forum area. The group meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month between 2-4pm to openly talk with others who understand and to share similiar experiences. For more information please call the number above

Where   Woodhouse Garden Pavilion, next to the Blandford Forum post office

Location

Woodhouse Garden Pavilion
Blandford Forum Post Office
DT11 7DN
United Kingdom
50° 51' 25.7184" N, 2° 9' 48.3984" W
GB

The Brigitte Trust

What   Charity offering emotional, practical and social support to people and their families living with cancer, end stage organ failure, or neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, progressive supra nuclear palsy and multiple systems atrophy. The service can also include transport and accompanying clients. Emotional support can be offered to the wider family too including bereavement support support if requested. For more information on services offered please visit the website.

Location

316 High Street
Dorking
Surrey RH4 1QX
United Kingdom
51° 14' 3.1884" N, 0° 19' 37.3692" W
GB

Hope Support, Service for Young People

What  Charity that provides support for young people when a loved one is diagnosed with a life threatening illness such as cancer. Through their national digital service, they offer peer support with moderated discussion topics as well as bookable one-to-one slots with trained professionals. They also run a face-to-face service in Herefordshire, and offer trips, activities and youth sessions as well as one-to-one support. for more information please visit the website

Location

Hope Support Services
Overross House Ross Park, Ross-On-Wye
Herefordshire HR9 7US
United Kingdom
51° 55' 43.7592" N, 2° 34' 6.7512" W
GB

Healthtalk.org

What   An information site that help people can find out what it’s like to live with a health condition, by watching other people share their stories . These stories can to prepare you for what’s ahead, beyond the symptoms and treatments.These stories are collected by academic researchers who interview people in their own homes, using their own words cab help viewers feel better prepared and informed and less alone in what they are going through.  

Where   Online

Location

United Kingdom
GB

Macmillan Information & Support Centre - East Surrey

What   Drop-in support centre providing information and advice in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Services include information about cancer types and treatments, and access to counselling, complementary therapies, benefits advice, support groups and wellbeing workshops. Open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. See the website for details.

Where  East Surrey Hospital, Redhill

Location

East Surrey Hospital
Canada Ave
Redhill RH1 5RH
United Kingdom
51° 13' 8.9112" N, 0° 9' 53.9388" W
GB

Macmillan Information & Support Centre - Blackpool

What   Drop-in support centre providing information and advice in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Services include information about cancer types and treatments, and access to counselling, complementary therapies, benefits advice, support groups and wellbeing workshops. Open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm. See the website for details.

Where  Blackpool Teaching Hospital, Blackpool

Location

Macmillan Windmill Unit
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Whinney Heys Road
Blackpool FY3 8NR
United Kingdom
53° 49' 14.1168" N, 3° 0' 49.5072" W
GB

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

What  Charity that supports people who have had a laryngectomy by  educating, communicating and offer a vital forum for laryngectomees through some 60 clubs nd events around the UK.  Please visit the website for more information.

Where   Nationwide

Who   People who have had a laryngectomy, and their families and friends.

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Location

NALC
Suite 16 Tempo House 15 Falcon Road
London SW11 2PJ
United Kingdom
51° 28' 10.29" N, 0° 10' 15.8952" W
GB

NHS Volunteer Responders

What   Volunteering charity supporting people who need help in hospitals & in communities. NHS volunteer responders offer help to people in need of support or who are avoiding public places during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers can stay up to 90 mins with a patient escorting them to appointments and keeping them company. If you are vulnerable or at risk and need help collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies, please call: 0808 196 3646. Visit the website for further information.

Location

United Kingdom
GB

Changing Faces

What   Charity that provides support, information and advice for people who have disfigurements to the face, body and hands. It offers a skin camouflage service, counselling, peer group chat and more. A support and information line is available by telephone or webform for confidential support and to explore your options around coping with a visible difference. For further information on the services offered please visit the website.

Where  London

Location

Changing Faces
PO Box 76751
London WC1A 9QR
United Kingdom
51° 30' 26.4636" N, 0° 7' 39.9288" W
GB

Lymphoedema Support Network

What  Charity that provides information in educating and supporting people living with lymphoedema. The service provides a high standard of information and advice to ensure all patients are supported in self-management of their condition. Please call the service if you require any advice or support on the number show above, or visit the wbsite for further information.

Where   St Luke Church Crypt, London

Location

Lymphoedema Support Network
St. Luke’s Church Crypt Sydney Street
London SW3 6NH
United Kingdom
51° 29' 22.5636" N, 0° 10' 9.9948" W
GB