Resources for patients and families

SASH at homeSASH@home: our hospital at home service

SASH@home benefits patients by supporting them to leave hospital as soon as they are clinically stable, enabling them to complete the remainder of their acute nursing and/or therapeutic care in the comfort of their own homes. Home treatment is safe and effective and, most importantly, gives patients more choice and control over their care.

 

Cancer Buddies Network

logo-cancer-buddies-cropHave you ever longed for somebody to talk to about what you’re going through?  Somebody who understands because they’ve experienced it too?  Cancer Buddies Network means cancer doesn’t have to be a lonely experience.  With the use of a database and a search engine, you will be able to find a cancer buddy of your own choice who has lived through the same experience as you.

www.cancerbuddiesnetwork.org

 

Carers UK

CarersUK_Logo_Lnd_CMYK_PosLooking after your loved ones can be tough, but you’re not on your own.  Carers UK provides expert help and support to people caring for loved ones.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777
www.carersuk.org

fountain centre logoThe Fountain Centre

Based at St Luke’s Cancer Centre in Guildford, The Fountain Centre offers one-to-one counselling to cancer patients, their relatives, friends, and carers, as well as staff.  Counselling will give the opportunity for those affected by cancer to discuss their emotional needs in a safe and confidential environment.  All Fountain Centre counsellors are members of one or more of the following professional organisations: BACP, UKCP, or BPS.

Telephone: 01483 406 618
www.fountaincentre.org

 

the haven logoThe Haven 

The Haven is a national charity providing personalised care and support for people with breast cancer, helping them to achieve the best possible quality of life.

Telephone: 0207 384 0099
www.thehaven.org.uk

 

jigsaw-logo-cropJigsaw

Support for talking to your children and teenagers when you or your partner has cancer.  Drop in sessions are at the East Surrey Hospital Macmillan Information Centre on the first Tuesday of every month from 12:30 – 2:30pm.

For more information or to book an appointment please contact Shelagh, the centre manager on: 01737 304 176 or email: info@jigsawsoutheast.org.uk

 

the lavender trustThe Lavender Trust

The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care raises money specifically to fund information and support for younger women with breast cancer.

 

Local Carers’ Support Scheme (Surrey County Council)

This online service is a helpful resource for carers living in Surrey.  Your local carers’ support service can put you in touch with the best source of benefits and advice in your area.  To find more information about your local carers’ support scheme, please visit the Surrey Information Point website.

Macmillan Cancer Information Centre at Queen Victoria Hospital 

Offering complimentary therapies and welfare benefits advice.

Tel: 01342-414369
Visit the website.

 

Odyssey

odyssey-logoOdyssey draws on the majesety of the outdoor environment and the arts to help adult cancer survivors overcome the emotional and physical devastation caused by their illness.  Odyssey helps patients rebuild their confidence, engage with exercise, and take back control of their lives.

Telephone: 0845 363 2207
www.odyssey.org.uk

The Olive Tree

Olive Tree logoLocated at Crawley Hospital, The Olive Tree offers counselling, complimentary therapies, benefits advice and more to cancer patients, their families and carers.

Tel: 01293 534 465
www.olivetreecancersupport.org.uk

 

something to look forward to logoSomething to look forward to

This website is a place where people with cancer and their families can access a variety of gifts donated by companies and individuals. Donations include free breaks in holiday cottages; restaurant meals; a day at the races; hotel stays; theatre tickets; beauty treatments and many more.

 

South East Cancer Help Centre

South East Cancer help centre logoSouth East Cancer Help Centre aims to give any person affected by cancer an opportunity to explore ways which may help them to cope with their situation.  Confidentiality is always maintained.  Based in Purley, the Centre offers complementary therapies including reflexology, massage, reiki, and group therapies such as yoga and tai chi.  The Centre also hosts monthly support groups and various workshops.

Telephone: 0208 668 0974
www.sechc.org.uk

 

Willow Foundation

willowFoundation_510x250Special days for seriously ill 16-40 year-olds.
At a time of uncertainty, a Special Day provides the inspiration to make every moment count.  For some people, it is a positive focus away from diagnosis and treatment and may be a final chance to create lasting memories.  For others, it can mark the recovery from a serious illness, boost confidence and provide motivation to move forward with their lives.

Telephone: 01707 259 777
www.willowfoundation.org.uk