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  • Our strength is
    helping you recover yours

    So how can we help?

    Welcome

    Cavendish Cancer Care is a local Sheffield charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

    We believe no one should face cancer alone, so we provide emotional and physical support through counselling and therapies for patients, carers and their families.

    Our services are provided free of charge; we rely on donations, fundraising, and help from volunteers to continue our work. We provide the support that local families deserve.

    Covid-19 Update:

    While the Tim Pryor Centre is temporarily closed, we are still here to offer support to local families affected by cancer.  We are currently providing telephone and online services, including counselling, relaxation and self-management techniques.

    Our Young People’s Service can provide support by telephone and video calling.  We also continue to offer our well-established peer-to-peer telephone support service, Cavendish Cancer Buddies: https://cavcare.org.uk/about-us/cancer-buddies/

    If you would like one of the team to contact you for a chat and to discuss what support may be available please fill in our self-referral form by clicking the link below.  Alternatively, you can call us on  0114 278 4600 and leave a message with your details so we can call you back or email us on info@cavcare.org.uk.

    Self Referral Form

    If you would like some information to pass on to friends and family, you can download a leaflet about the support we can provide by clicking here.

    Help us be there for those who need us

    Cavendish Cancer Care is funded almost entirely by the generosity of the local public and we’d like to thank everyone for their kind messages of support over the last few weeks. Sadly, a large number of events and fundraising challenges have now been cancelled or postponed.  This includes events which were being organised specifically to raise funds for Cavendish, as well as mass participation events like the Sheffield Half Marathon. As a result we have already lost more than £20,000 of income, and we don’t yet know how whether events planned for the summer will be affected as well.

    The good news is that there are still lots of ways you can support us and ensure that we can be here for the local families that so desperately need us during this extremely difficult time:

    You can still get involved in our 250 Challenge – you could get sponsored to have ‘Dress Up Fridays’, set yourself a step challenge or donate your morning commute.

    Maybe sign up to the rearranged Sheffield Half Marathon, perhaps even get your friends, family and colleagues involved.

    Or if all that sounds like too much hard work, you could simply donate to our Cavendish Cares campaign and directly fund vital support for people living with cancer – just £11 will fund supplies for an art therapy session to help a child come to terms with their parent’s cancer diagnosis.

    Further support for those affected by cancer is also available from:

    Cancer Support Centre:  https://www.westonpark.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Covid-19-Guidance-for-Service-Users-Members-of-the-Public_170320_FINAL.pdf

    MIND:  https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

    The government has advised that everyone should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus. And, this is particularly important for anybody with underlying health conditions and reduced immunity.

    For further information:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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    What we do

    We work alongside the NHS, offering professional counselling and therapy that complements and supports medical treatment. Our team of skilled counsellors and therapists specialise in supporting those with cancer. The services we offer are 100% free of charge and are tailored to each individual’s needs.

    We help people feel more in control, more confident and more able to cope. And we’re just a phone call away on 0114 278 4600. We are a self-referral service, so you don’t need to be referred by a healthcare professional. We’ll aim to see you within 5 working days of you making contact with us.

    Paul's story

    Paul was a carer for his wife Kathy, who had lung cancer. When Kathy passed away, Cavendish helped him manage his grief in a healthy way using counselling, art therapy, and more.

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    Cressida's story

    Shortly after retiring, Cressida was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She says Cavendish helped her cope with anxiety, so she could access her radiotherapy and “keep moving forward.”

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    Michael's story

    A prostate cancer diagnosis left Michael depressed and struggling to communicate. Counselling lifted his mood, helping him to continue work and communicate with his wife.

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    Bethany's story

    When Bethany, a new mum, lost her mum and other family members to cancer, counselling at Cavendish offered her a safe space to address and cope with feelings of anxiety.

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