The Hope Cancer Support Centre was founded in 1999 by a group of people who were affected by cancer. From their journey, they recognise that there was a need for a service to give emotional support and practical information to people whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis.
Since that beginning, the Centre has grown each year and provides support for hundreds of people annually. The Centre provides emotional support to people affected by cancer including those who care for them, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and afterwards. This gentle and caring support takes place in a confidential, professional and non-judgmental environment.
The underlying principle of Hope is that everyone is a unique individual with their own set
of circumstances and will respond in their own way to the challenges that cancer brings.
We will always respect and support you on your personal journey. We ensure a confidential, professional and caring service in a peaceful environment. All our services are free of charge.
Everyone who comes to the Centre is given the opportunity to meet with a support nurse and discuss how the cancer diagnosis has affected you and/or your family. The nurse will take a brief medical history and, together, you can decide how best the Hope Centre can support you.
We are here for you! Everyone is welcome to call in and enjoy a cup of tea, a chat or to sit quietly and read a newspaper or a book.
Here at Hope we offer our services and therapies free of charge.
Feel free to call us on 053-9238555 to find out how we can help you. Total confidentiality guaranteed.
Who is Hope For?
We support people with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones.
Do i need to make an appointment?
While ringing the centre in advance will ensure that we will see you straight away on arrival, no appointment is necessary. We operate a 'Drop In' service daily between 10am and 3.30pm.
What will happen when i arrive?
You will usually be met by one of our centre volunteers who will show you in and offer you a cuppa. You will then meet one of the support nurses who will listen to you and outline what supports are available to you.
What model of care in adopted by the hope centre?
We are a nurse led and client centred service. The client always leads the way and decided what they want from us. All services offered by Hope are evidence based and employ recognised best practice.
What Services Are Available At Hope?
We provide nurse support and consultation, counselling and psychotherapy, massage and reflexology, yoga, art and craft classes, meditation groups, manual lymphatic drainage, bra, prosthesis and wig fitting, cancer support groups and bereavement support groups. We also run a number of specific focus programmes throughout the year for example a prostate cancer programme, a climb programme and a strides programme.
How Much Will It Cost?
The services at Hope are offered free of charge.
If you have any other queries please don't hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether it was reflexology, counselling or a mug of tea and a chat, Pops always loved calling to the Hope Cancer Support Centre. WHAT A MAGICAL PLACE. Hope is still caring for our family beyond our bereavement and I personally feel that they have got me through a tough, tough time in my life. - Anon
My cancer diagnosis completely turned my world upside down and while I had great support from family and friends, the Hope Centre played a huge part in my recovery. For me the Centre was a safe place, a place to heal, a place to relax and think. - Anon
For me it’s about beating cancer but also I want to remember those that are still fighting and unfortunately those who have lost their fight. We should never take life for granted and I will always be grateful for both the support and friendship of the Hope Cancer Support Centre. - Anon