Our model of care

Cavendish Cancer Care believes that people affected by cancer have unique needs that cannot always be fully addressed by their health care providers and social support networks. We offer a safe space for people to talk, and someone to help them deal with the way cancer has affected them and their life. We strive to support you as an individual, seeing the person, not the illness.

Cavendish gave me a lot of reassurance and support; I didn’t feel dependent, I felt encouraged. Cavendish make you feel like you’re in charge, but they are by your side. You’re the driving force and they get behind you to help you achieve.” – Bev

It is estimated that 1.2 million people in the UK are living following a diagnosis of cancer and, as cancer incidence rises and cancer mortality falls, the number of people living with cancer will grow significantly over the coming decade (1.5% of men and 2.5% of women in UK). As this group grows, so too will the number of people living after cancer. Cancer survivors face numerous physical, psychological, social, spiritual and financial issues for the remaining years of their lives. Each year the number of people we help with our pioneering therapy support services grows by 10%.

We support people:

  • With a cancer diagnosis/going through treatment.
  • In remission / survivors.
  • With a loved one facing cancer (such as a parent, child, or partner.)
  • Who are caring for someone with cancer.
  • Who have been bereaved by cancer.

We will work with you and help you to adjust to cancer, improve your emotional well-being, and enrich your life.

 What a wonderful place to come to, always welcoming, always friendly – a haven of warmth from which you emerge back out into the world feeling stronger, knowing somebody cares.” – Hazel