Extra cancer care support
There are many fantastic organisations and cancer charities in the UK set up to help patients and their families cope with cancer treatment. Here is a small selection that our workshop participants have found useful. Your treatment team may be able to direct you to other sources of help and advice. Please note that inclusion in this directory does not represent an endorsement or recommendation by Look Good...Feel Better.
Breast Cancer CareKiln House
210 New Kings Road
National helpline: 0808 800 6000
Textphone: 0808 800 6001
Tel: 020 7384 2984
Fax: 020 7384 3387
Breast Cancer Care is a leading provider of information, practical assistance and emotional support for anyone affected by breast cancer.
Breast Cancer HavenEffie Road
Tel: 020 7384 0099 (reception) 020 7384 0000 (fundraising and administration)
Fax: 020 7384 0001
37 St. Owen Street
Tel: 01432 361 061
Fax: 01432 361 062
Breast Cancer Haven offers a free programme of care to help patients and those supporting them during this difficult time. Havens are welcoming day centres staffed by a specialist team who provide support, information and complementary therapies before, during and after medical treatment.
Cancerbackup3 Bath Place
London EC2A 3JR
Tel: 0808 800 1234 (freephone helpline)
Office: 020 7696 9003
Cancerbackup is a leading national information and support charity for people affected by cancer. Services include a helpline staffed by specialist cancer information nurses, a website, cancer information booklets and local information centres. All Cancerbackup services are free to people affected by cancer.
Cancer Research UKPO Box 123
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Tel: 020 7121 6699
Fax: 020 7121 6700
The UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research. Their websites have a wealth of information about cancer, their research, how to donate and ways to support Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is the leading funder of cancer research in the UK from understanding the biology of cancer to cancer prevention. They produce information for audiences including cancer patients and their families, the general public and health professionals.
CEW UK (Cosmetic Executive Women)Tel: 0207 940 2900
Fax: 0207 940 2901
The CEW’s new Cancer and Careers website will primarily act as a contact point for women with cancer who wish to request the “Living and Working with Cancer” Booklet - a directory of organisations who provide a wide range of support, including where to buy a wig and where to go to get it cut, get make-up advice, find a sanctuary to relax in, have holistic treatments, or gain financial information and much more. However, the site also aims to offer up-to-date information and practical advice including programmes offered by employers for working women with cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Relief89 Albert Embankment
Macmillan CancerLine: 0808 800 2020
Textphone: 0808 800 1234
Office: 020 7840 7840
Fax: 020 7840 7841
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. Provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Specialist services include Macmillan nurses and doctors, cancer centres, a range of cancer information and direct financial help.
Western General Hospital
Tel: 0131 537 2456
The aim of Maggie's Centres is to help people with cancer to be as healthy in mind and body as possible and enable them to make their own contribution to their medical treatment and recovery.
Marie Curie Cancer Care (MCCC)89 Albert Embankment
Tel: 020 7599 7777
Fax: 020 7599 7788
Provides high quality nursing, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families. The charity also has 10 hospices across the UK.
177-178 Tottenham Court Road
Helpline: 0845 3710554
Office: 020 7299 6554 (Mon ~ Fri 9 to 4 pm)
Fax: 020 7631 4674
A UK-wide support network providing information and support for everyone affected by ovarian cancer.
The Eve AppealPO Box 5696
Tel: 020 7299 4430
Fax: 020 7580 6248
The UK’s only charity dedicated to funding research into all four gynaecological cancers.
Wellbeing for Women27 Sussex Place
Tel: 020 7772 6400
Wellbeing of Women is a charity that raises money to improve women's health through research, training and education. We fund medical research to develop better treatments. We support specialist training to improve doctors' effectiveness. We provide education for women so that they can stay well.
Cancer support – Young People:
CLIC SargentGriffin House
161 Hammersmith Road
Tel: 020 8752 2800
A charity providing services for children and young people with cancer. Provides professional help and practical care to children (under 21 years of age) diagnosed with cancer, and to their families. Supports the family at home and in the hospital from day of diagnosis. Gives financial assistance to families in need. Provides short therapeutic holidays for these young people and their families.
Teenage Cancer Trust3rd floor
93 Newman Street
Tel: 020 7612 0370
Fax: 020 7612 0371
Funds and organises support and information for young people with cancer, their families, schools and health professionals. Establishes purpose-built Teenage Cancer Trust units and campaigns for better services for young people with cancer.
Please note that inclusion in this directory does not represent an endorsement or recommendation by Look Good...Feel Better.
BlackCare UK LimitedPO Box 2169
Tel: 020 8279 0335/0337
Supplies wigs for people from black and ethnic minority communities.
Bohemia FashionsTel: 01582 750083
A UK company specialising in comfortable and affordable head scarves, turbans, hats and bandanas for hair loss. Mail order only.
C&E HeadwearPO Box 518
Tel: 01825 791337
Mail order service providing a range of headwear especially designed for people who are experiencing hair loss.
HairwareEuropa Industrial Park
Off Radway Road
Stratton St Margaret
Tel: 01793 831363
Tel: 01793 832657
Hairware work with the highest quality brands, Revlon and Tressallure, to bring you one of the most comprehensive, stylish and affordable ranges of wigs, hairpieces, extensions and wig accessories in the UK. Blended with up to eleven shades to create a really natural appearance, each style is available in a full colour palette allowing you to perfectly match your natural colour or experiment to your heart’s content! To make them light and incredibly easy to fit, wear and care for, Hairware’s wigs are synthetic, made using a super-soft monofilament material which is almost undetectable to the human eye.
Hats 4 HeadsPO Box 407
Tel: 0161 941 6748/07786 521897
A range of stylish and comfortable hats & other headwear chosen especially for people who have lost their hair through illness.
My New HairTel: 01798 812547
Information and advice on wigs and hair replacement for anyone experiencing medical hair loss.
Necessity HeadwearMail order only:
3 Christian Close
Tel: 01992 474104 (24 hour answering service)
Leading suppliers of suitable glamorous affordable headwear for ladies with hair loss.
Tel: 0845 0032800
Suburban Turban specialises in turbans and hats for women experiencing significant hair loss - alopecia, chemo hair loss, psoriasis, lupus or any medical condition that has hair loss symptoms. The fashionable hats from Suburban Turban offer you a way to regain your style and confidence, whilst taking into consideration all those essential practicalities.
TONI&GUY Charitable Foundation58-60 Stamford Street
Office: 020 7921 9000
Fax: 020 7921 9123
Strength in Style is a service provided by selected TONI&GUY and essensuals salons in the UK, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. The service has been launched to offer men, women and children affected by cancer specialist support and advice on hair care. Strength in Style Consultants have undergone an intensive training covering everything a stylist needs to know about the emotional and practical issues surrounding the sensitive nature of hair loss, the effects of treatment on hair, and wig styling and cutting.
114-116 Western Road
Tel: 01273 774977/777503
Fax: 01273 720116
Britain’s brightest suppliers of high quality hair pieces, ready to wear and custom made wigs. Mail-order available and salons based in Brighton, London, Birmingham, Manchester & Nottingham.”
Wills WigsThe Studio
49 Birmingham Road
Tel: 01527 871709
Fax: 01527 559443
Wig specialists with an extensive range of hats, scarves and turbans available by appointment or mail order.
Amoena (UK) LtdFREEPOST
Tel: 0800 0726636 (freephone order line) or 0800 0728866 (freephone enquiry line)
Suppliers of Lingerie, Swimwear, Breast Forms, Partial Shapers, Accessories and post-operative products for women following breast surgery.
Bushey Mill Lane
Tel: 01923 204450
Fax: 01923 240500
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