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The Centre is open!
After over 12 months of closure due to the pandemic, we were delighted to be able to start to welcome members back to the Centre in April. From May 17th, we can currently offer the following:
- In-person 1:1 emotional support (pre-booked)
- In-person therapies (pre-booked)
- Indoor seating for members to meet in groups of 6 or less (pre-booked)
- Outdoor seating for members to meet in groups of 30 or less
We hope to be able to further extend Centre opening later in June dependent on government guidelines.
Additionally, we will continue to have free online events available including a range of support activities. Please see the Events page for further information.
If you would like to receive our news and updates regularly, you can sign up to our e-newsletters here.
You can read our latest newsletter (May 2021) here.
The Centre Management team are available to contact by telephone or email if you would like support or advice, Mondays to Wednesdays 10am to 4pm. Tel: 01223 840105 or 07909 118432 or email.
Other help and support available during the closure:
Zoom for Non Zoomers – if you are baffled by what Zoom is and how to use it, Adrian, one of our Trustee Advisers, will talk you though the basic steps to help build your confidence and open up a whole new world! For more details email Adrian.
Macmillan Cancer Hope course. Get support and share experiences at this free online, six-week HOPE (Help Overcome Problems Effectively) course. The next course starts on Monday 7th June 2021. Details and how to book here.
Guided Imagery, Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions. Learning these beneficial techniques may help you manage some of your symptoms and achieve a more balanced life. Details and how to book here.
Managing Anxiety and Stress with Relaxation. If you are struggling with anxiety and stress, this free online session will help. Provided by our friend Mara, who is an Occupational Therapist and trainer. Details here.
Self-help Massage On-Line – for yourself or to share with others in your household. Learn simple massage and acupressure techniques with Claire, to relieve stresses and strains. Details and how to book here.
Emotional support. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, emotional support can help. Our therapist is offering free telephone consultations at this time. Details and how to book here.
See our therapies page for two short, self help videos made for us by Julia and Emma, our volunteer Reflexology therapists, as well as details of our Bach Flower Remedies therapist offer of free telephone consultations and remedies by post.
There’s nothing like a good sing song for lifting the spirits and we are pleased to be able to share here, a list of song ideas from Ann, who leads our singing group, guaranteed to cheer you up.
We have put together a list of organisations who can provide advice and support which you may find useful while The Centre is closed. Please see our Information Page.
Please keep an eye on our website for updates and on our Facebook Page.
Can you help? Volunteer with us! – we are currently recruiting. Details here.
With our current income depleted, donations to support our work are very welcome. Every penny helps us continue supporting those in need. Please click on the donate button above or see here for simple ways to help us raise funds, including details of how to raise funds for free while online shopping. Thank you.
We run a number of self-management programmes to help you manage your condition.
We offer a wide range of complimentary therapies from qualified therapists.
We have a number of thriving groups and we organise regular social activities.
Why not join one of our support groups?
Let's turn the 'Big C' around
Earlier in the year, memberships were put on hold and extended as a consequence of The Centre being closed due to the pandemic.
With the Centre now beginning to reopen, we are now inviting you to renew your membership. Funds raised through memberships are absolutely vital to enable us to reopen and continue our work.
Membership will run from 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2022. To help us to save time and admin costs, please access the renewal form here and either:
- Save the form. Edit by using the Typewriter tool, and return by email.
- Print and fill in the form by hand and either scan and return by email or post.
- Request that a membership form is posted to you, if you are having difficulties.
Please help us, to help those in need, by returning your membership forms promptly. Subscribing members are entitled to vote at the AGM and any other general meetings of the charity.
Your support is much appreciated.
From Monday 12th April 2021, the Centre is now open for some in-person services!
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The Centre is a haven filled with friends and healing.
The warmth and friendship of the people I have met at the Centre have dramatically assisted my recovery.
I needed somewhere to go – the Centre has been my salvation. From the day I first came, the place has been like a haven, bursting with love and support.
This is a club that nobody wants to join, but for some it can be a privilege to become a member.
The Centre has all the qualities that a loving family can offer: acceptance, unconditional love and support .. and fun!
If I’m honest, the Centre saved my life.
Opening Times and Map
The Centre is open ..
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
We meet in the David Rayner Building at Scotsdales Garden Centre in Shelford. Do drop in and visit us – everyone is welcome.
If you would be willing to volunteer as a counsellor, therapist or as part of our support team, we would love to hear from you.Support us as we look after others