What St Wilfrids hospice offer services and treatments to help maximise independence and wellbeing to people that have life limiting illnesses inlcuding cancer. The hospice offer patients inpatient support as well as at home support. Other services include, spiritual care, complementary therapy, emotional and practical support for family members and carers and respite. For a full list of services offered please visit the website.
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What Firm Roots Cancer Support started as a Bristol based, Christian organisation which offers prayer and spiritual support to cancer sufferers and their care-givers. Firm Roots mission is to walk alongside people whose lives have been affected by cancer, and to support them with God’s love. Firm Roots offer prayer groups and retreats as a time to reflect, pray and be encouraged. Firm Roots also aim to work with local churches to offer prayer and practical support for cancer sufferers.
What The Olive Tree cancer support center is an independant charity and provides a range of services to support cancer patients their carers and families from the point of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. The centre offers a range of complementary therapies such as gentle yoga, indian head massage, hypnotherapy and acupuncture, as well as a range of support groups, counselling and coaching programme. Please visit the website for full list of services offered.
What Maggie's offers 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 West London.
What The BRA Foundation offers help and advice around reconstructive options for breast cancer patients following surgery. The Foundation helps patients to make informed descisons about treatment and surgery, giving information about different breast procedures.
Where This is an online service, please visit the website
Who Anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis , please see website for full eligibility criteria.
What The Macmillan Information Centre offers a vast range of literature to aid understanding of treatments, side effects and diagnosis, in addition to a benefits advice service, access to support groups and a wig fitting service. The centre is peaceful away from the busy hospital setting, there is no need for a referral, come in for a coffee and a chat.
Where The drop in service is located at the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College Hospital on Denmark Hill.
What St Christopher's Hospice offer patient clinics are available to patients being looked after at home. They include appointments to see a consultant, a clinical nurse specialist, social worker, welfare advisor, Rehabilitation complementary therapy counselling and spiritual care other hospice services. Family, friends and carers can access counselling here.
Where Most of the services are held at St Christopher's Bromley centre Oprington .
What St Christopher's Hospice Bromley offer support to patients, inpatients, family and carers who have end of life conditions. The Hospice offer a community palliative care service so clinics are available to patients being looked after at home. Patients can have access to appointments to see a consultant, a clinical nurse specialist, social worker, welfare advisor, rehabilitation complementary therapy, counselling and other hospice services.
What Fighting All Cancers Together (FACT) offers support services to people affected by cancer, their family, friends, and carers. FACT offers support in its own , private and non-clinical premises away from hospital grounds. FACT runs regular group sessions including a monthly men’s group and lunches for younger ladies, a weekly coffee morning and much more.
What Let's Face It is a support group for patients who have undergone treatment for head and neck cancer.
Where The support group is usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2-4pm. Meetings are held at Disability North, the Dene Centre.
Who The support groups are available to any patients who are undergoing treatment or have head and neck cancer. Please call to check for full eligibility criteria.