The Cancer Care Map is a great new website and national resource, signposting care and support services for anyone living with cancer or caring for those who have cancer.
The Cancer Care Map flags up everything from well-known services such as Macmillan and Maggie’s Centres and support embedded within the NHS, to smaller local charities and community organisations, as well as small businesses and private practices offering care and support to those affected by cancer during and beyond treatment.
The type of support signposted includes some great practical help such as travel to hospital initiatives and the Cinnamon Trust who offer foster care for cats and dogs when their owner is having hospital treatment. There is also psychological and emotional support through counselling and support groups, and health and wellbeing support such as complementary therapies, as well as exercise programmes for those recovering from surgery and nutritionists assisting people with their diet following treatment.
The Cancer Care Map has been set up by the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund - providers of cancer care and support since 1966, primarily with the Dimbleby Cancer Care centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Since August 2019 they have been fully focused on growing and developing the Cancer Care Map into a really helpful resource for people wherever they live in the UK. Please note that all entries are checked verified and kept up-to-date.