Barrow Cancer Patients Invited to Help Shape Future Support Services

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Tags Barrow, CancerCare, CancerSupport, Kendal, Lancaster, SirJohnFisherFoundation

Local residents are being invited to hear about plans for the development of new cancer support services at an event in Barrow next week.

CancerCare will host a special presentation at the Forum in Barrow on Monday 20th June to share findings from their recent research project to find out what services might benefit local people affected by cancer.

Residents will have further opportunity to contribute to the findings at the event in a Q & A session with project researcher Cheryl Simmill-Binning. The presentation will take place at 12noon-1pm with refreshments available from 11.30am and lunch served from 1.00pm.

CancerCare’s Head of Client Services & Development Alison Dixey says:

Alison Dixey“I’m really pleased that we have been able to conduct this research and ask the people of Barrow what CancerCare can do to support individuals affected by cancer."

"We’re already working with local families in other areas but we’ve always wanted to extend our support further into Furness because support services are currently limited here. I’m really looking forward to meeting more local people at the event next week and hearing about their experiences first hand.”

CancerCare currently provide a wide range of free cancer support services across North Lancashire and South Lakeland from their dedicated Kendal and Lancaster centres including professional Counselling, Complementary therapies and a specialist Children & Young People’s Service. The charity also provides limited services in local hospitals including Furness General.

Please call Andrea Partridge at CancerCare on 01524 381820 to book a place at the event.


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The Barrow research project has been kindly funded by The Sir John Fisher Foundation.

CancerCare North Lancashire & South Lakeland is a unique independent charity dedicated to helping local families affected by cancer through the provision of a wide range of free support services including professional counselling & complementary therapies.

All CancerCare services are provided free of charge for local families affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions living in North Lancashire and South Lakeland.

CancerCare has two dedicated centres based in Kendal (The Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road) and in Lancaster (Slynedales, Slyne Road) and also provide outreach services in local hospitals and community venues.

CancerCare work closely with the NHS but only receive a small amount of funding from them each year.

CancerCare’s experienced and qualified staff team have helped over 22,000 local people affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions living in North Lancashire and South Lakeland throughout the past 30 years.