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We are a team of nurses and support staff working in your local community to support people who have a cancer diagnosis.

Hospital teams usually concentrate on treating cancer and patients tell us that they’d also like some support closer to home to help them regain control of their lives. This happens at different points depending on the person, but usually after the first round of treatment is completed.

We’re here to listen to you and offer support, providing a link between your hospital and local services.

Who’s it for?

Adults (over 25 years old) who have a cancer diagnosis.

This service is currently being tested in different areas of the city starting with Otley, Yeadon and Harehills, Richmond Hill and Burmantofts. Then following with Wetherby, Middleton and Beeston/Hunslet later in 2020.

What we offer

We will listen to you about what matters to you. We’ll help you to set your goals - however big or small - and make sure you get the right support to reach them.

What does your ’good’ look like? What support do you think you need to get? What do you want from your future?

This will be your personal care plan and it will be unique to you to help you live your life well with and beyond your cancer

We will support you to:

  • help you reach your goals and what matters to you
  • get clear information and advice when you need it, in the way you need it 
  • move forward with your life
  • review your personal care plan at any time

We will work closely with health and care colleagues to find information and support that will help you. It could be an activity class, healthy eating advice, dealing with fatigue, rebuilding relationships, trying new hobbies, volunteering with a charity.

We are here to help you with what matters to you.

Referral information

You can be referred to us as any point from diagnosis, but for most people this may be towards the end of your treatment. 

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The service is run by Leeds Community Healthcare on behalf of the Leeds Cancer Programme.

Contact

Office hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Email: community.cancersupport@nhs.net

Phone: 0113 843 3735

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