LOCAL & NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

If you are looking for additional support for yourself, a family member or a friend there are many support groups and centres around the country. A few of them are listed here. If you know of others, please send us details so we can add them to the list. You can find out more about them by visiting their websites or giving them a call.

National Support Groups

Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s Centres are located over England, Wales and Scotland and offer support, practical help and complementary therapies. You can find your local Maggies Centre at https://www.maggiescentres.org

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care runs events specifically targeted at those with advanced breast cancer - ‘Living with secondary Cancer’. These take place regularly at various locations around England, Wales and Scotland. You will find a full list of these events as well as many others that you may find helpful at https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/support-you/local-support

Breast Cancer Care also run a telephone Helpline, open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, late opening Monday and Wednesday, 5pm-7pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm: 0808 800 6000. You can find more details at https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/support-you/someone-talk/call-our-helpline

Macmillan

Macmillan offers support in many different ways across the country:

Macmillan Support Line: 0808 808 00 00 Monday to Friday, 9am -8pm.

Local support groups: You can search for local groups using your postcode

Local information and support centres: Again, you can search for a local centre using your postcode.

Macmillan nurses: The nurses specialise in different areas and your GP, consultant, district nurse or hospital ward sister can make a referral for you. The Macmillan Support Line will help you if you need more information.

Haven Cancer Support Centres

Located in London, Hereford and Yorkshire

The London Haven
Effie Road
London
SW6 1TB
Tel: 020 7384 0099
Email: londonreception@thehaven.org.uk

The Hereford Haven
37 St Owen Street
Hereford
HR1 2JB
tel: 01432 361 061
email: herefordreception@thehaven.org.uk

The Yorkshire Haven
4-5 The Gateway West
East Street
Leeds
LS9 8DA
Tel: 0113 284 7829
Email: leedsreception@thehaven.org.uk

SHINE Cancer Support

Networks in London, Cardiff, Bristol, Newcastle, Dorset, New Forest, Hampshire, Norwich and Sussex

Shine supports adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s diagnosed with any type of cancer. Many of the women they support have advanced breast cancer. You can find details of their networks on their website.

The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network UK

The Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Network can be found on Facebook. Their main aim is to educate about IBC and promote and fund IBC research in the UK, but they also offer support through their Facebook page.

London & surrounding areas

The Fountain Centre

The Fountain Centre
St Luke’s Cancer Centre
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust Foundation
Egerton Road
Surrey
GU2 7XX
Tel: 01483 406618
Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

You can find a list of their services at http://www.fountaincentre.org/services/

Cancer Information and Support Services - Epsom & St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust

Epsom Hospital
The Macmillan Butterfly Centre
First Floor, Bradbury Wing
tel: 01372 735456
Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays), 9.30am - 4.30pm

St Helier Hospital
Cancer Information and Support Centre
Springall Unit, Ferguson House
tel: 020 8296 4730
Thursdays and Fridays (excluding public holidays), 9.30am - 4.30pm

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
Yvonne Stewart House
The Street,
Hatfield Peverel,
Chelmsford,
Essex CM3 2EH
Tel: 01245 380 719

There are three Helen Rollason Cancer Support Centres:
• Essex - Rochelle House in Chelmsford
• Hertfordshire - at the Rivers Hospital in Sawbridgeworth
• London - at North Middlesex Universty Hospital in Edmonton

South East Cancer Help Centre

South East Canver Help Centre
2 Purley Road, (Tesco Development),
Purley
CR8 2HA
Tel: 020 8668 0974

The Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and on Tuesday evenings 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday mornings 9am to 1pm. Therapy sessions are also provided at Croydon University Hospital in association with Macmillan Cancer Support

Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire & Suffolk

Saint Barnabas Day Hospice and Education Centre

Saint Barnabas Day Hospice and Education Centre
Hawthorn Road
Lincoln
LN2 4QX

Day Therapy South delivering the service in: Grantham: Monday to Friday Spalding: Tuesday and Wednesday Boston: Thursday tel: 01476 513545

Day Therapy North team delivering the service in: Lincoln: Monday to Friday Louth: Monday Gainsborough: Wednesday Skegness: Friday Mablethorpe: Friday tel: 01522 518219

The Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre

The Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre
Edith Cavell Campus
Peterborough City Hospital
Bretton Gate
Peterborough
PE3 9GZ
Tel: 01733 678562/3 or 01733 67

Details of their day therapy services can be found here: https://www.peterboroughandstamford.nhs.uk/page/?title=Day+therapy+services&pid=12988

Arthur Rank Hospice

Arthur Rank Hospice
351 Mill Road
Cambridge
CB1 3DF

You can find full details of the services offered here: http://www.arhc.org.uk/arhc-services.asp)

Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
120 Cambridge Road
Great Shelford
CB22 5JT
Tel: 01223 840105
Email: contact@cambridgecancerhelp.org

Opening times: Mon: 10am – 1pm Tues: 10am – 4pm Wed: 10am – 4pm

The centre offers complementary therapies, activities and courses. You can find full details here: http://www.cambridgecancerhelp.org/offer-3/

St Nicholas Hospice

St Nicholas Hospice Care
Hardwick Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 2QY
Tel: 01284 766133

The Burton Centre

The Burton Centre
Camps Road
Haverhill
Suffolk CB9 8HB
Tel: 01440 848260

Referrals are accepted from healthcare professionals, patients and families. You can find details of the services offered here: http://www.stnicholashospice.org.uk/how-we-can-help

SouthernEngland

The Mulberry Club

The Mulberry Club is a support group in Lymington, Hampshire for those living with advanced cancer and those who are supporting them. They hold monthly drop-in sessions at the Coates Centre, which is situated in the grounds of Oakhaven Hospice. (The centre is, however, entirely separate from the hospice.)

Coates Centre
Oakhaven Hospice
Lower Pennington Lane
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 8ZZ
tel: 01590 677198

You can find more information about the group here (you need to scroll down the page a little to find the Mulberry Club): http://thecoatescentre.co.uk/events/

South west

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

The aim of Penny Brohn Cancer Care is to help people to live well with the impact of cancer. They have a national centre in Bristol and run a number of courses nationwide.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care
Chapel Pill Lane
Pill
Bristol
BS20 0HH
Tel: 01275 370100
Email: info@pennybrohn.org

You can find more information about the support offered at http://www.pennybrohncancercare.org/what-help-do-you-need/

Leicestershire and Warwickshire

Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire and Rutland

Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire and Rutland
Helen Webb House
35 Westleigh Road
Leicester
LE3 0HH
Tel: 0116 223 0055
Fax: 0116 223 0062

To make a referral, for yourself or someone else, please call 0116 223 0055 or email referral@c-w-c.org.uk

Helen Webb House is open weekdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Leicester Hospital Hospice (LOROS)

Leicester Hospital Hospice
Groby Road
Leicester
LE3 9QE
Tel: (0116) 231 3771
Email: info@loros.co.uk

The Shakespeare Hospice

The Shakespeare Hospice
Church Lane
Shottery
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 9UL
Tel: 01789 266852

Opening Times: Mon to Fri 10am – 4pm

North West and Greater Manchester

Queenscourt Hospice

Queenscourt Hospice
Town Lane
Southport
PR8 6RE
Tel: 01704 544645
Email: hospice@queenscourt.org.uk

Queenscourt Connect Services are available Monday – Friday 8.00 am – 8.00 pm dependent on clinical need.

Lavender Ribbon Cancer Support

Lavender Ribbon Cancer Support
10 Market Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
Lancashire
OL6 6BX
Tel: 08452 088 066

Beechwood Cancer Care

Beechwood Cancer Care Centre
Chelford Grove
Stockport
Cheshire
SK3 8LS
Tel: 0161 476 0384
Email: enquiries@beechwoodcancercare.org.uk

You can find details of the services offered here: http://www.beechwoodcancercare.org.uk/cancer-care-services/

Lyndale Knowsley Cancer Support Centre

Lyndale provides a cancer support service to individuals and families affected by cancer within the Knowsley region and surrounding areas.

Drop in sessions daily: 11am-3.30pm
tel: 0151 489 3538
email: support@lyndalecancersupport.co.uk

Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Centre

Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Centre has an ‘open-door’ policy from 10am-3pm Monday to Friday and also every Monday 5pm-7pm.

21-23 Alforde Street
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 7TR
tel: 0151 423 5730 or 424 8989
email: info@widnesandruncorncancersupport.org.uk

You can find details of the services offered on their website.

Bolton Hospice

Bolton Hospice provides specialist care and support for people in Bolton who have life-limiting illnesses and their families. You will need a referral by your consultant, GP or nurse.

Bolton Hospice
Queens Park Street
Off Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 4QT
tel: 01204 663 066

You can find more details of the services provided at the Hospice on their website.

The Christie NHS Hospital

The Christie in Manchester offers some Patient Support Services for those living with cancer, including drop-in art sessions. Further details of the services offered can be found here: http://www.christie.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/living-with-and-beyond-cancer/patient-support-services/

North east

Cancer Support Yorkshire (formerly known as Bradford Cancer Support)

Cancer Support Yorkshire has centres in Bradford and Skipton. You can find out more about the services they offer here: http://cancersupportyorkshire.org.uk/services.html. Call to ask about the advanced breast cancer group that meets regularly.

Cancer Support (Head Office)
Daisy House Farm
44 Smith Lane
Bradford
BD9 6DA
tel: 01274 77 66 88
email: support@bradfordcancersupport.org.uk

Cancer Support (Skipton Centre)
45A Armoury House
Otley Street
Skipton
BD23 1EL

West Midlands

White House Cancer Support

The White House
10 Ednam Road
Dudley
DY1 1JX
Tel: 01384 231232
Fax: 01384 459975
Email: info@support4cancer.org.uk

The Whitehouse Cancer Support Charity also meets at the following locations:

Brierley Hill
Room 013
Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre
Venture Way
Brierley Hill
DY5 1RU

Halesowen
United Church
Hagley Road
Halesowen
B63 4PZ

Sedgley & Gornal
St Peter’s Church Hall
Kent Street
Upper Gornal
DY3 1UU

Stourbridge
Stourbridge Health & Social Care Centre
John Corbett Drive
Stourbridge

Scotland

CLAN

CLAN has 11 support and wellbeing centres located across north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. Details of all their local centres can be found here: http://clanhouse.org/local

General Support Networks

The Daisy Network

The Daisy Network provides help, support and information for women who have suffered an early menopause.

PO Box 183
Rossendale
BB4 6WZ
Email: daisy@daisynetwork.org.uk

Lymphoedema Support Network

St Luke’s Crypt
Sydney Street
London
SW3 6NH
Tel: 0207 351 0990
Email: adminlsn@lymphoedema.freeserve.co.uk

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