- Gov.Uk -there are a number of online resources on the gov.uk website to help you after someone has died including details of the Tell Us Once service to help you notify the various government organisations in one go.
- Macmillan – an online resource to help you navigate some of the practical things that need to be done after someone has died.
- Care UK – an independent provider of health and social care services. Working in close partnership with local authorities and primary care trusts, it provides care and support for older people and those with learning disabilities as well as a range of healthcare services.
- Carers Direct – offers advice and practical assistance on all aspects of being a carer, including information on available support, financial issues, respite care.
- Find a counsellor – a useful website which a) helps you to locate a counsellor near you, and b) is packed with information and articles about all types of stress and how to deal with them.
- Find a hypnotherapist – hypnotherapy can be particularly useful for dealing with stress and can be helpful for a wide range of problems. This website provides contact details of your nearest registered hypnotherapists. It also provides extensive information on all aspects of hypnotherapy.
- The Child Bereavement Charity – supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved. Every year the charity trains around 5000 professionals across health care, social care, education, the emergency services and the voluntary sector. It also provides a national support and information service, award-winning resources, an interactive website with online forums, and Buckinghamshire-based family bereavement support. For more information or to support the work of the charity, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01494 568900
- My Name Is Not Cancer – a great website full of information and useful links.
- www.mesotheliomaguide.com – the Mesothelioma Guide aims to provide up-to-date and easy to understand information, support, and education, to patients and their family members both online and through a free mesothelioma guide.
- www.mesotheliomagroup.com – a new organization providing up-to-date support and information to mesothelioma patients and others affected by the disease
- www.mesotheliomahelp.org – an online community based resource
- Retail and Therapy – the brainchild of Sarah Burns who decided to do things differently after recovering from cancer and set up this great little website selling fun beanies and beautiful scarves for women undergoing chemotherapy. If you quote ‘DCC’ when buying from the site, Dimbleby Cancer Care will receive a donation from each sale
- Funeralmap – this is a totally independent service offering extensive information on all types of funeral services throughout the UK, with links to many other useful sites for those who have been bereaved.
- Changing Faces – is a charity for people, including children, and families whose lives are affected by conditions, marks or scars that alter their appearance.
- Prostate cancer? Surrey University has produced a short film with a group of prostate cancer patients which takes a frank and helpful look at symptoms and symptom control. Click here to link to the film.
- The Rosie Crane Trust – Have you experienced the loss of your son or daughter? Do you need someone to talk to? The Rosie Crane Trust provides support for bereaved parents and their 24hr Listening Ear helpline is available to call anytime of day or night.
- Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is dedicated to those affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. It offers a range of online and face to face support and information including: information materials, a Helpline (0808 802 8000, online forum, local support groups and an ‘Ask the Expert’ service.
- The Mesothelioma Centre provides the comprehensive guide to mesothelioma with information about top doctors, treatment, as well as peritoneal mesothelioma.
- Therapies Directory is dedicated to putting individuals who are searching for a practitioner, in touch with a professional who is both qualified and suitable for their needs. As well as being able to find a suitable therapist, the site offers information on a wide variety of complementary therapies, and articles written by therapists on the website. All therapists listed are qualified and insured.
- Maggies Centres – a growing number of centres throughout the UK where people affected by cancer may drop in and receive professional and community support.
- Macmillan Cancer Support – offers practical, medical and financial support and guidance, and campaigns to improve cancer care
- Marie Curie Cancer Care – one of the UK’s largest charities, it employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals. It provides care to terminally ill patients in the community and in its nine hospices, and it is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS. It is also a major funder of palliative care research.
- MyAgeingParent.com – help and advice for those caring for an elderly relative.
- Mesothelioma.net – provides free resources, the latest news, and legal assistance for mesothelioma patients and families
- The Money Advice Service – some useful financial advice.
People Who Have Helped Us
Dimbleby Cancer Care is grateful to all those people who donate money, or who arrange collections or fundraising events to support our work. Without their generosity and kindness, we would not be able to offer our current levels of service.
There are also people out there who offer help and support in other ways, to whom we offer sincere thanks.