Helping people cope with cancer

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Support Groups

Do you need support? Would you like to speak with others who have experienced a similar situation and can empathise with how you may be feeling. We offer a range of monthly support groups: Bowel, Breast, Ovarian & Prostate for patients and their families and carers. Please click here for more information on the support groups.

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Online Services

We are currently offering a range of online and interactive services to our Members.

To become a Member and for more information about our services, please call on 020 8668 0974 or Contact us.

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Our Services

We aim to respect and support you in the choices you make, and to provide individual and group support, complementary therapies and information within a friendly, caring environment.

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Make a Difference

We depend entirely on fundraising for our income. If you would like to help us fundraise or make a donation, please take a look at how we can help you do just that.

Click here for our latest events, fundraising ideas and ways to donate.

Want to access our services but can’t get to Purley...? We offer Telephone Counselling at The Wellness Centre in the Whitgift Centre.

The Wellness Centre, Croydon

We are delighted to be in partnership with the Croydon BME Forum by offering our Talking Therapies at their new Wellness Centre. If you or a loved one have been affected by cancer in the last 3 years, and live or work near Central Croydon, then please get in touch.

We offer:

Counselling on Wednesdays between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.

The Wellness Centre is located on the First Floor of the Whitgift Centre, opposite the Waterstone’s Bookstore.

The Wellness Centre, Unit 0440/2, First Floor Level, Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 1LP

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Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

  • To help as many people as possible with, or affected by, cancer cope with their situation by providing them with a range of high quality support services including: complementary therapies, counselling, support groups and other therapeutic activities, in a caring, friendly and supportive environment
  • To ensure that as many who might need our support know about us and are encouraged to contact us and benefit from all the help we can provide

Our Values

  • The welfare of our members is our paramount consideration and this reflects itself in everything we do. As a progressive organisation we will always develop and adapt to the needs of our members
  • We are inclusive, everyone is welcome and nobody is discriminated against
  • We treat everyone with dignity and their views and choices are respected
  • We aim for the highest standards in everything we do; our therapies and counselling are delivered by professionally qualified practitioners
  • We maintain confidentiality at all times

Our Objectives and Plans

Our Key Objectives

  • To offer an unrivalled service to our area and increase the number of members we attract and are able to support
  • To develop and improve the range of services and support we offer
  • To extend the reach of our services
  • To develop and support staff and volunteers through training where required to ensure our services operate to the highest standards
  • To achieve and prudently manage the income necessary to achieve these objectives

Our Plans

  • To review, develop and improve the range of services offered at our Purley Centre, Croydon University Hospital and the Croydon Wellness Centre
  • To align our services with the area’s diverse community
  • To increase our out-reach services and capability
  • To engage with all GP’s and their hubs, hospital staff, CCG Boards, SW London Partnership, SLAM, Healthwatch, Croydon Carers Centre, Social Prescribing Boards and all major health partners to improve their knowledge of our activities and support for patients
  • To work in collaboration with like-minded organisations, including Macmillan, Maggies, St Christopher’s Hospice, Duffus Cancer Foundation and Penny Brohn
  • To upgrade the Centre and its supporting infrastructure, including IT to improve our efficiency and service to members
  • To attract adequate funding by working closely with all existing sources. To develop new and sound relationships with business and the community
  • To maintain an effective marketing, public relations and social media programme to support our activities and build awareness of the Centre and its work
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