Within the Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services Network area there are information centres in Bath, Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare and Taunton, with a Cancer Information café in the Yeovil area.
Cancer Information Centres can provide information and support to patients and their carers. Patients or people concerned about cancer can talk through issues and concerns with staff and trained volunteers.
The Information Centres hold booklets, leaflets, videos and other sources of information about cancer, and some Centres offer other services such as self-help and support groups or complementary therapies.
If you need more detailed information or advice you are advised to contact your nearest Cancer Information Centre in the following areas:
St. Margaret's Hospice is a Somerset based charity committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families living in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties. Care is available for those who have terminal or life-limiting illness, for example cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease.
Somerset Cancer Care is a division of St Margaret's Somerset Hospice, and works with people living with cancer, at any stage.
Follow the link to find out more about support services for people affected by cancer across Somerset.
St. Peter's Hospice provides specialist palliative care to adults in the wider Bristol area with life-threatening illness including support to their relatives, friends and professional carers.
Follow the link to find out more about support services for people affected by cancer across Bristol.
Dorothy House Hospice gives free high-quality care and support to people with life-threatening illness. They are the local hospice charity for Bath, North and West Wiltshire and parts of Somerset.
Follow the link to find out more about support services for people affected by cancer across Bath.
Based in Pill on the outskirts of Bristol. Penny Brohn offers specialist support including complimentary therapies, advice and councelling for people living with cancer and their supporters. All services are offered free of charge.
Follow the link to find out more about services offered by the Penny Brohn centre.
Health Matters is a health information support service providing easy access to health advice and information in twelve of Wiltshire’s libraries by offering a weekly, half day, drop-in session enabling you to have a chat with a health professional and to have easy access to books, leaflets and general health information. This service is a partnership venture involving Macmillan Cancer Support, Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Primary Care Trust.
For National support please follow the links to: