Dimbleby Cancer Care has two Information and Support centres based at Guy’s Cancer Centre and at the Dimbleby Macmillan Support Centre at Queen Mary’s, Sidcup.
At both centres our teams of specialist Cancer Information Nurses, advisors, therapists and practitioners offer help and support not only to patients but to their families and carers.
Our team of councellors, psychologists and psychotherapists are experienced in helping support patients and their loved ones following cancer diagnosis, during treatment and beyond, including support during recovery and bereavement.
Support groups allow anyone living with cancer the opportunity to meet others in a relaxed atmosphere, providing mutual support and understanding.
The drop-in centres at both hospital sites are staffed by specialist health professionals and trained volunteers who help patients and carers find the information they need. They can offer advice and refer to other services.
Run in partnership with Southwark CAB, our team of specialist Benefits Advisors help anyone living with cancer to navigate the often complicated welfare system to ensure they are able to claim their full entitlement during and following treatment or whilst caring for a loved one. In 2017 alone our advisors were able to help secure over £600,000 in additional payments.
Treatments available through the Dimbleby Cancer Care services include aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, relaxation and stress management, and advice on nutrition and healthy eating. Complementary therapy can be used to relieve pain and many of the side effects associated with cancer treatment such as anxiety, swelling, pain and discomfort.