Support Services in Rotherham

General Cancer Support



Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

Information and support for people living with cancer, their families and carers. Providing signposting, emotional support and benefit advice sessions.



Maples Cancer Care

Provides complementary therapies and/or counselling to cancer patients and their carer living in Rotherham.





Support for specific cancer types



Rotherham Breast Cancer Support Group

Support for breast cancer patients, their relatives and friends.  One-to-one confidential support and advice, up-to date information on breast cancer issues, prosthesis advice and information or just a listening ear.

Weekly drop-in on Fridays 10am to 2pm, for further details call Sylvia Danks 0114 287 2785



Haematology Clinic at Rotherham Hospital

Help and support for people with diseases of the blood, ranging from anaemia to complex leukaemias and lymphomas including intra-thecal Chemotherapy, working closely with the haematology centre in Sheffield.



Head and neck

Rotherham Head and Neck Support Group

Rotherham Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is a support group for people, carers & relatives living with head and neck cancer in the surrounding area. Welcomes new members with any kind of head and neck cancer.





Other Local Support (not cancer specific)


Rotherham Get Active

Sports, exercise and fitness sessions to improve health, social life or help to recover from illness. Aims to increase the physical activity of patients’ with long term conditions. It is evidence based, driven by local need and incorporates best practice.




Low cost transport for those finding it difficult to use standard public transport.



Rotherham Foodbank

Information about how to access emergency food supplies in Rotherham. The website will help you find a food bank that covers your local area. In many cases, you will need a third-party who is already supporting you (such as a GP, Social Worker, or tenancy support worker) to make arrangements on your behalf to access a food bank.



Rotherham Gismo

A directory of groups who deal with services around the Rotherham area.



Rotherham Hospice

An adult hospice for the people of Rotherham and surrounding villages.