Who We Are
CancerCare was established in 1983 to provide support to cancer patients and those around them in an informal, relaxed manner.
Facing cancer, whether as a patient, carer, or family member can be a life changing experience. CancerCare helps people as they come to terms with these changes through providing emotional, social and psychological support.
We offer support to people of all ages and we are acknowledged for our work with children and young people affected by Cancer via our dedicated Children and Young Peoples Service.
Our support services are all offered free of charge by experienced, qualified staff.
CancerCare is 95% funded by charitable donations.
Where We Work
CancerCare is a local charity and our support services are concentrated throughout North Lancashire, South Lakeland and surrounding areas. We cover this wide area from two local centres, our head office ‘Slynedales’ near Lancaster and ‘The Lakes Centre’ in Kendal.
Both Slynedales and The Lakes Centre have dedicated facilities for individual and group therapies.
CancerCare will deliver compassionate, intelligent and flexible support to meet the diverse
individual needs of people living with life limiting conditions throughout our local communities.
Our Guiding Principles
CancerCare is a dynamic local charity, dedicated to supporting people affected by cancer and life limiting conditions.
Our clients and their needs will be central to all the services and support offered by CancerCare.
CancerCare will work in partnership with healthcare professionals in the delivery and onward referral of clients to ensure good professional care at all times.
CancerCare will provide personal, professionally managed and flexible services in safe and appropriate settings that meet the needs of our clients.
CancerCare strives to be a learning organisation for its staff, volunteers and others, through current evidence based best practice.
Meet The Team
Lynne Stafford – Chief Executive
Alison Stainthorpe – Head of Operations
Pam Lewis – Information and Regulatory Lead
Jane Staniford – Fundraising Team Leader
Emma Jan – Head of Client Services
Robert Webb – Chair
Mervyn Bonnett – Vice Chair
Tim Bennett – Finance Director
Professor John Davis
Dr David Elliott
Dr David Fyfe
Professor Malcolm McIllmurray – Life President
Lady Shuttleworth – Patron