Supporting and taking care of a loved one with a serious or life limiting condition can be extremely demanding and can place a heavy burden on the emotional and physical resources of partners, family members and friends.

Getting reliable information is a really important way to help you feel more in control of your situation. Information can make it easier to anticipate some of the difficulties you and the person you are caring for might face. It can also help you get the right support at the right time.

Examples of serious or life limiting conditions: cancer, heart disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease

Cancer Information and Support Service (run by Macmillan
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mon – Fri (appointment and drop in) 9.30am – 4pm
Provides benefits advice, counselling, complementary therapies and runs user groups. Contact: 01296 316954.

Aylesbury Lymphoma Support Group 
Freephone helpline: 0808 808 5555, Mon – Thurs 9am – 6pm; Fri 9am – 5pm
Address: PO Box 386, Aylesbury HP20 2GA
www.lymphomas.org.uk

Breastfriends
Support group that meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the home of a volunteer member (Aylesbury /Leighton Buzzard)
Contact: Karen Southall 01296 66105 or Paula Watson 01296 486468

Chiltern Chatterbox Club
Amersham Hospital based support group for people with a laryngectomy. Open to people not being treated at the hospital.
Address: Speech and Language Therapy, Amersham Hospital, Whielden Street, Amersham HP7 0JD
Contact: Michelle Holmes 01494 734415 (Mon & Tues) or Sally Coade 01494 734415

Chiltern Prostrate Cancer Support Group
Information and support for men affected by prostrate cancer and their spouses, partners, carers and friends. Area representatives organise local meetings throughout south Bucks.

Speak to a prostate cancer specialist nurse via their confidential helpline: 0800 074 8383
www.chilternsprostatecancersupportgroup.co.uk

The Sunflower Club
Group for lung cancer and mesothelioma patients and carers.
Meets alternate Tuesday 10am – 12pm at the Sunrise Cancer Unit, Wycombe Hospital.
Contact: Jill Mowforth on 01494 426231 or Hayley Adams 01296 315649

Up Front – The Chiltern Breast Cancer Support Group
Group for women who have breast cancer
Meets monthly at The Chiltern Hospital in Great Missenden.
Contact:
info@upfront.org.uk
www.upfront.org.uk

 

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CancerBackup (now part of Macmillan Cancer Support)
A comprehensive resource of up-to-date information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers. There is an excellent section on caring for someone who has cancer.
www.cancerbackup.org
Freephone helpline: 0808 800 1234

Cancer Journey
Signposting service for anyone affected by any kind of cancer.
Helpline 0303 333 0003, Mon – Sun 10am – 4pm
www.thecancerjourney.org

Macmillan Cancer Support
Aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and campaign for better cancer care. Confidential helpline: 0808 808 2020
www.macmillan.org.uk

Hospice Information 
Information service for both the public and health professionals. They hold details of palliative care services in the UK and worldwide.
Helpline: 0870 903 3903 
www.hospiceinformation.info

Marie Curie Cancer Care
Nurses care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. 

Freephone:  0800 716 416
www.mariecurie.org.uk

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