In light of guidance from the Government about Covid-19 and the growing numbers of people being advised to self-isolate, we're working hard to ensure we can still provide as much support as possible over the coming months. We will try to update this page as regularly as possible.

 

Our Cancer Support Centres
On 17 March we made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Cancer Support Centres, for the safety of our service users and staff. This will come into effect from Friday 20 March. We understand that our Support Centres are a lifeline for some people and we are working on how we can continue our support where we can.

 

Cancer Support Telephone Service
We know that people living with cancer have a lot of anxieties and questions right now, which is why we have created a remote support service. We have introduced a telephone support service for anyone living with cancer. These lines will be monitored by your local Centre Manager. Please use this service if you need support through these uncertain times. This line is open to anyone living with or affected by cancer.

Bournemouth
Monday - Thursday
10am - 3pm
01202 315824

Chandler's Ford
Monday - Thursday
10am - 3pm
023 8051 6576

Isle of Wight
Monday - Thursday
10am - 3pm
01983 524186

Waterside, Hythe
Monday - Thursday
10am - 3pm
023 8178 0409

 

Our Online Support Group
We have set up an online support group via Facebook. You can talk with others going through a similar experience, share advice and information and talk about how you are feeling.  

For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during a challenging time. It can also provide a vital support base for friends, family members and carers.  

Joining our online community can make it easier to connect with others from the comfort of your own home.

Sign up here

 

Remote Cancer Support Advice
We are regularly updating our website with support and activities to can do from your own home. These will include videos and helpful advice, online streaming of classes and meditation and telephone counselling. We'll release more information as soon as these services become available.

You can find these here 

  

Support Groups
Due to advice to postpone all clubs and gatherings, our cancer support groups have been paused, including MENtalk and the Sing for Life choirs. We're working hard to try and move these online, we'll continue to keep you updated.
 

Our Transport Services
Patient transport on our Daisy Buses for people arriving from the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands for hospital treatment at Southampton General Hospital and Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, will keep running with increased precautions. Each bus will have hand sanitiser for you to use when boarding.

 

This is Me Journal
We've also halved the price of our 'This Is Me' journal which has been designed to help you find a way through cancer that works for you personally. Copies are now £7.50 and can be ordered here.

  

Cait Allen, our CEO, says:

If you have cancer you might be particularly worried about how coronavirus affects you. The most important thing is to follow the advice of your healthcare team. Because people with cancer may be at a higher risk of infection, we're going to be constantly reviewing and evolving our services to protect the people who rely on us for support, whilst still being there for them as much as we can.

It's understandable that if you've got cancer you might be feeling particularly anxious at this time and we're going to be introducing a number of new things in the coming days and weeks to ensure as many people as possible continue to get help. 

Like many, we've been hard hit by much of our fundraising activity being halted but we will continue to help people living through cancer in the best way possible for as long as we can.

 

Please follow official Government and NHS sites for the latest official advice about coronavirus.