Caring for someone with cancer can affect you emotionally, physically and financially.
Cancer Matters Wessex is also here for you if you are affected by cancer, whether as a patient, carer, family member or friend.
You will find information about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as links to local services and support. As a carer it can be important to get help to look after yourself and manage your own feelings.
Cancer support groups in Dorset
There are several support groups in Dorset for those affected by cancer and their carers including:
- C’Siders in Weymouth which is a Cancer Support Group that meets first and third Monday each month. Contact 07430 695462 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dorchester Butterflies Cancer Support Group meets Thursdays at the Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street, Poundbury, DT1 3DF, 6 – 7.30pm.
- Purbeck Workshop offer Cancer Support and creative workshops. Contact 07757 776907 / email: email@example.com
- Stalbridge Cancer and Recovery Support (SCARS), last Monday of every month 2-4pm. Contact 07834 996473.
Communities Against Cancer
Communities Against Cancer is a project aimed at raising awareness of cancer and help communities understand more about risks, prevention and symptoms in parts of Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight
For more information and to apply for a grant please contact Claire Vincent, Project Coordinator, ‘Communities against Cancer’ firstname.lastname@example.org 07801 379671.