How we help
June 5, 2018
At Cavendish Cancer Care we recognise that cancer affects every aspect of a person’s life and that the impact of this life-changing diagnosis extends far beyond the patient. We offer free-of-charge support in the form of counselling and complementary therapies to whole families to reduce the severity and duration of this impact. Cavendish care is available at all stages of the cancer journey from diagnosis, through remission and recurrence, to end of life care and bereavement. We also have specialist children and young people’s therapists to offer support to all those up to the age of 18 who are affected by a diagnosis in their family. If you know someone who is affected by cancer and needs our support please ask them to ring us on 0114 278 4600
When someone asks for our help we can offer them an initial appointment within five working days, ensuring that we always respond to their needs in a timely way. Their first appointment is with one of our assessors, who offer an empathetic ear and help each person to identify their most urgent needs and concerns. Through their in depth knowledge of the therapies we offer, and in conjunction with the client, they then devise an individual course of support to address those needs. At the end of this course each client will meet their assessor once more for a therapeutic review which offers them a sense of closure and allows the assessor to recommend further care where appropriate.
The review also gives us the opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of our service and ensure that we offer the best possible care to everyone we see. Each of the therapies we provide offers specific benefits to our clients and addresses specific concerns they have identified. For instance, Cavendish therapists can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, alleviate stress and anxiety, or help people to eat and sleep better. More broadly we provide a safe and nurturing space for people to talk, think, be heard as individuals and take back some measure of control over what can be an incredibly overwhelming situation.