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Headway Somerset - Bridgewater

What  Charity providing information, practical advice, social opportunities and specialist services to people affected by a brain injury. Services include rehabilitation centres, help to support people back into the local community and also to help restart interests. Services are also available to give family members a break including virtual coffee mornings run over the internet using Zoom. More information can be found on its website.

Where  Bridgwater

Location

Victoria Park Community Centre Victoria Park Drive
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 7AS
United Kingdom
51° 7' 51.1428" N, 3° 0' 42.2928" W
Somerset GB

Headway Somerset

What  Charity providing information, practical advice, social opportunities and specialist services to people affected by a brain injury. Services include rehabilitation centres, help to support people back into the local community and also to help restart interests. Services are also available to give family members a break including virtual coffee mornings run over the internet using Zoom. More information can be found on its website.

Where  Bridgwater, Henton, Yeovil, Taunton

Location

Victoria House Victoria Street
Taunton, Somerset TA1 3FA
United Kingdom
51° 0' 53.694" N, 3° 5' 23.9964" W
Somerset GB

Cancer52

What  Team of cancer support groups and charities working on the Cancer Reform Strategy to promote earlier diagnosis, better treatments and support for rare and less common types of cancer. They partner with and signpost to charity groups providing services and support to people living with cancer.

Where  London

Who  Anyone living with cancer and their loved ones

Location

Cancer 52
54 Dulwich Village
London SE21 7AJ
United Kingdom
51° 27' 0.2556" N, 0° 5' 7.188" W
GB

SafeFit- Virtual Exercise Classes

What   An online exercise programme that supports people diagnosed with cancer before chemotherapy and radiotherapy, to improve physical fitness, psychological state, quality of life and recovery in cancer surgery patients. The programme gives access to 1:1 and group exercise sessions, dietary advice and emotional support, specifically tailored to the needs of the patient and their cancer treatment plans. For more information please contact Fran Williams at Fran.williams1@nhs.net

Location

United Kingdom
GB

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 Thursday 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

Overross House
Ross Park Ross-On-Wye
Herefordshire HR9 7US
United Kingdom
51° 55' 43.1472" N, 2° 34' 16.0392" 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