We understand that the effects of cancer can be difficult; there is a great deal of support available. Below we have collated a list of services available for our patients.
We also have Cancer Support appointments available with a nurse at Wellspring, if you would like to book, please contact our reception.
The Macmillan Rehab and Support Service
This service provides practical, emotional and psychological support to people living with and beyond cancer – either through group sessions or one-to-one support.
The service is run in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and local healthcare organisations. It’s delivered across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire – and covers all cancer diagnoses.
This service is for anyone at the end of their cancer treatment or anyone on longer term cancer treatment and are also registered with a GP in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
To find out more about this service go to: briscomhealth.org.uk/our-services/cancersupport
NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre
The NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre based in Beaufort House within Southmead Hospital is available to help anyone affected by cancer, whether that is someone who has just been diagnosed, in the middle of, or finished treatment. This is also for those who care for, or have a friend or family member with cancer. The centre is able to signpost to information, support or practical advice to help people live well through cancer treatment and beyond. The centre is available to pop into, no appointment necessary or you can telephone/email. Support ranges from financial advice to dietitian services to complementary therapies and physical activity classes and much more.
Macmillan Citizens Advice Bureau
This service offers dedicated benefits advice to anyone diagnosed with, or treated for, cancer in the Bristol Area. The Bristol CAB-Macmillan Benefits Advice Service helps by:
- Offering advice on benefits people can claim
- Supporting clients to complete often very complicated benefit applications
- Supporting clients with appeals against benefit decisions
- Giving information on charitable grants available including Macmillan grants
- Giving information on the cost of hospital transport and car parking
- Providing advice or signposting clients to further advice on employment issues, housing and debt.
To arrange an appointment, please contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0117 946 2563. The Macmillan Benefits Service at Citizens Advice Bristol will then get in contact to arrange an appointment at a location convenient to you. Telephone Appointments are made if you are unable to travel to an appointment.
If you would like more information about financial advice, you can always visit www.macmillan.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/financial-guidance
Macmillan Bristol Buddies
Bristol Buddies provides people affected by cancer with practical help around the home and local area during and post their cancer treatment. A volunteer will provide short to medium term support, visiting once a week for a couple of hours for up to 12 weeks. They can help with the everyday tasks that we take for granted when we are fit and healthy, but can become difficult when you are dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment. So whether it is doing some light cleaning, keeping the garden under control, doing the shopping, or just sitting and having a chat, we are happy to help. The service is for people with a cancer diagnosis across all cancer sites. It is open to people living in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. We operate from 9.00am to 7.30pm.
Penny Brohn is located in Pill, Bristol and provides holistic medical advice and complementary therapies to help anyone with cancer, at any stage of the disease. This is provided through courses, groups and individual sessions. All free of charge funded through donations.
This is a council funded exercise programme for people who have cancer or are recovering from cancer. It involves informal group classes to help people maintain quality of life by taking part in regular, supervised exercise with fitness instructors specially qualified to support people with cancer.
You can find out more information and self-refer via the link on their website www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/cancer-rehabilitation-exercise