National Support Organisations

General Cancer Support

 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides information, practical advice and support; including help with money worries and advice about work.

Website:   www.macmillan.org.uk

 

Cancer Black Care

Provides a comprehensive support service to ALL members of the community, who are affected by cancer.   To raise awareness of cancer within the BME community and to influence the information, care and treatment of cancer to ensure it is appropriate and sensitive to ethnic and cultural diversity.

Website:   cancerblackcare.org.uk

 

Cancer Research UK

Funds clinical trials to bring new cancer treatments to patients and provides cancer information to the public.

Website:   www.cancerresearchuk.org

 

Look Good Feel Better

Providing practical free services for women and teenagers struggling with the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

Website: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk

 

Macmillan Grants

Macmillan Grants are small, mostly one-off payments to help people with costs caused by or related to their cancer.

Website:   www.macmillan.org.uk

 

Willow Foundation  

Working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable “Special Days”.

Website:   www.willowfoundation.org.uk

 

Cancer Relief UK

Set up to assist cancer sufferers in the UK who experience financial hardship during their illness.

Website:   www.cancerreliefuk.org

 

 

Childhood

 

Child Bereavement UK

Supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org”

 

 

Teenagers

 

RipRap

For teenagers who have a parent with cancer.

Website:   www.riprap.org.uk

 

Youth Cancer Trust

Provides support and free, activity based holidays for young people aged 14 to 30 living with cancer or any malignant disease from anywhere in the UK and Irish Republic or who are patients of any UK hospital.

Website:   www.youthcancertrust.org

 

Teenage Cancer Trust

Provides cancer support for young people.

Website: www.teenagecancertrust.org

 

 

Support for specific cancer types

 

Bladder

 

Action on Bladder Cancer

Support bladder cancer patients, raise awareness, improve early diagnosis and outcomes and support researh in to bladder cancer.

Website:   www.actionbladdercanceruk.org

 

Fight Bladder Cancer

UK-based bladder cancer charity founded and run by bladder cancer survivors and their families.

Website:   www.fightbladdercancer.co.uk

 

Urostomy Association

Support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who may be about to undergo, or who has already had surgery resulting in a urostomy, continent urinary pouch or a neo-bladder.

Website: www.urostomyassociation.org.uk

 

Brain

 

Brain Tumour Charity

Provides services, for everyone affected by a brain tumour, whether it’s low or high grade, adult or child.

Website:   www.thebraintumourcharity.org

 

Brainstrust

A brain tumour support charity, providing personal 24/7 support from the point of diagnosis onwards.

Website:   www.brainstrust.org.uk

 

 

Breast

 

Breast Cancer Care

Provide care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer.

Website:   www.breastcancercare.org.uk

 

 

 

Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP)

 

Cancer of Unknown Primary Foundation

Information and support for those touched by CUP

Website:     cupfoundjo.org

 

Colorectal

 

Beating bowel cancer

An information, support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Website:   www.beatingbowelcancer.org

 

Bowel Cancer UK

Provides information about bowel cancer including symptoms, risk factors, screening, diagnosis, treatment and living with and beyond bowel cancer.

Website:   www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

 

Colostomy Association

Provides support, reassurance and practical advice to anyone who has or is about to have stoma surgery.

Website: www.colostomyassociation.org.uk

 

Endocrine

 

The Pituitary Foundation

A national support and information organisation for pituitary patients, their families, friends and carers; providing support to people affected by disorders of the pituitary gland such as Acromegaly, Cushing’s, Prolactinoma, Diabetes Insipidus and Hypopituitarism.

Website:   www.pituitary.org.uk

 

Gynaecological

 

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

A UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

Website:   www.jostrust.org.uk

 

Ovacome

An ovarian cancer charity run by women with ovarian cancer.

Website:   www.ovacome.org.uk

 

Haematology

 

Bloodwise (Formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research)

For people affected by blood cancer: whether it’s leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another blood disorder.

Website:   www.bloodwise.org.uk

 

Leukaemia Care

A national blood cancer support charity, providing information, advice and support.

Website:   www.leukaemiacare.org.uk

 

Lymphoedema Support Network

Provides information and support for people with lymphoedema.

Website: www.lymphoedema.org

 

Lymphoma Action

Provides information and support about lymphoma

Website: lymphoma-action.org.uk

 

Mesothelioma

 

Mesothelioma UK

Provides information and support for UK mesothelioma patients and their carers

Website:   www.mesothelioma.uk.com

 

Head and neck

 

Mouth Cancer Foundation

A professional support organisation dedicated to supporting people with mouth, throat and other head & neck cancer.         .

Website:   www.mouthcancerfoundation.org

 

The Head And Neck Cancer Foundation

A charity founded by doctors, supporting ground-breaking research into the treatment of head and neck cancers.

Website:   hncf.org.uk/

 

Kidney

 

Kidney Cancer Support Network

A patient-led kidney cancer charity.

Website:   www.kcsn.org.uk/

 

Kidney Cancer UK

A charity which provides support and information on kidney cancer.

Website:  www.kcuk.org.uk/

 

Less Common Cancers

 

Cancer 52

Cancer52 represents 90 predominantly small cancer charities aiming to promote improved diagnosis, treatment and support for those affected by rare and less common cancers.

Website:   www.cancer52.org.uk

 

Lung

 

British Lung Foundation

Information and support for people affected by lung conditions.

Website:   www.blf.org.uk
 

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Information and support for lung cancer patients.

Website:   www.roycastle.org

 

Lymphoedema

 

Lymphoedema Support Network

A Registered Charity run by people who live with lymphoedema.

Website:   www.lymphoedema.org

 

Lymphoma

 

Lymphoma Association

Information and support for people coping with a lymphatic cancer diagnosis.

Website:   www.lymphomas.org.uk

 

Prostate

 

Prostate Cancer UK

Information and support for people with or concerned about prostate cancer or prostate problems.  Services are open to men, their family and their friends.

Website:   prostatecanceruk.org

 

Sarcoma

 

Sarcoma UK

Support for anyone diagnosed with or concerned about sarcoma.

Website:   sarcoma.org.uk

 

Upper GI

 

Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA)

Provides information for patients, their carers and family affected by oesophageal or gastric cancers.

Website:   www.opa.org.uk

 

 

Other Local Support (not cancer specific)

 

Age UK

A charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

Website:   www.ageuk.org.uk

 

Carers Direct
A guide for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs.

Website: www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect

 

Changing Faces

Supports people who have any condition or injury that affects their appearance, anywhere in the UK.

Website:   www.changingfaces.org.uk

 

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care offers support after the death of someone close.

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 

Relate

Relationship counselling, sex therapy, children and young people’s counselling and family counselling.

Website: www.relate.org.uk/

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Helps people affected by mental illness by providing a range of services nationally, including advocacy, carer support, crisis services and more.

Website:   www.rethink.org

 

The Trussell Trust

A network of foodbanks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK.

Website:   www.trusselltrust.org

 

Work Rights Centre

Assists individual workers to understand the UK labour market and access their employment rights.

Website:   www.workrightscentre.org