Cancer Support Service

A service to support cancer patients

Cancer Support Service logoSeveral focus groups held with patients from Chipping Campden surgery identified the need for a Cancer Support Service. We are here to provide information, support and comfort for those with a recent cancer diagnoses and continue that support through treatment to remission, or through the progression of the illness.

Working closely with local GPs

Campden Home Nursing works closely with multiple surgeries across the region we serve, reaching out to patients and offering psychological support through one to one appointments and support groups. We also work closely with Freestyle 360 gym to provide fitness, well-being and nutritional advice in preparation for treatment or post-surgery.

Cancer accounts for the maority of the patients we care for. However, we are also here to support anyone with a life limiting diagnosis.

The service provides:

Jecca’s House, the base for our Cancer Support Service

We aim to offer a ‘home from home’ comfortable environment where those with a cancer diagnosis can come for help, support and a listening ear. Most importantly, our staff will look after the patient, their carers and families and will be open to anyone in the local vicinity.

The Day Room at Jecca's HouseJecca’s House accommodates offices on the top floor, as well as a Bereavement Room for counselling. Additionally, downstairs, there is a large drop in kitchen for initial meetings and chats over tea and cake. Furthermore, a Resource room is packed with literature and information on any cancer or other issue that a patient may need. In addition, an Activity Room is fully stocked with arts and crafts resources. This is a place where support groups can meet and participate in diversional therapies. The Day Room will give carers a place to enjoy some respite.

Please see here for our timetable of activities and meeting, starting September 2021.

 

The Team

Heather Mitchell heads the Cancer Support Service. Heather is a highly regarded registered nurse who has an extensive background in palliative care, having managed hospice at home teams and worked in the day hospice at Sue Ryder in her previous role. You can read more about Heather here.

This new service is already helping many people and the feedback we’ve received has been really positive. We’d like to share some of that with you…

“All the support is better than I could have hoped for.”


“I feel the level of care I receive could not be improved on. I feel that I am in the best hands which tells me that the service meets all of its objectives. Without being well lead it could not be effective, or responsive which would in turn impact the care and support given.”


“I am in remission from Cancer at the moment but am still being contacted regarding my welfare. If I become ill again I know I will be surrounded by care in the community at its best.”


“The support I had was amazing.”

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or are struggling post treatment or surgery, then feel free to get in touch independently if you feel we can be of any help.  If you have any questions, please call 01386 840505 or email info@campdenhomenursing.org.

 

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Got questions?

For nursing enquiries please contact our nursing team on 07780 660141.

For all general enquries please call 01386 840505. You can also email info@campdenhomenursing.org.