Cancer care directory launched in Dunmow

PUBLISHED: 14:24 09 June 2008 | UPDATED: 07:01 30 May 2010

A NEW cancer care directory has been launched in Great Dunmow to help support people whose lives are affected by cancer. Produced jointly by the West Essex Primary Care Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, The Cancer and Palliative Care Directory is part o

A NEW cancer care directory has been launched in Great Dunmow to help support people whose lives are affected by cancer.

Produced jointly by the West Essex Primary Care Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, The Cancer and Palliative Care Directory is part of a special push by the West Essex Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service to raise the profile of the service and recruit volunteers in the Uttlesford Area.

Joint Manager Sally Radford said: "We offer people affected by cancer access to good quality and comprehensive information and support. The launch is part of our drive to ensure that we support people as effectively as possible."

The directory contains a wealth of information about practical help and support, services and agencies, helplines, complementary therapies, counselling and other sources of support.

Mrs Radford explained that the service is provided by a team of health professionals supported by trained volunteers, who offer:

* support and information to anyone who has concerns about cancer, their relatives, friends and carers

* home visits to discuss how cancer is affecting a person's life and the help available with everyday tasks

* befriending and respite support

* details of other local and national support agencies and services

Launched on Tuesday (June 10) the directory will be available from The Addison Health Centre, Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1DS or by calling 01279 698673 new volunteers are also very welcome.

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