Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
Bristol Cancer Information and Support Centre
Description

The Cancer Information and Support Centre is based on the ground floor next to reception at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. It is a drop-in centre for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer. The centre, which opened in 1996, is staffed by a manager, assistant and trained volunteers, all of whom have had some personal experience of cancer.

The Cancer Information and Support Centre can give you a wide range of information about:
● Types of cancer
● Treatments and tests
● Health and wellbeing
● Managing stress and anxiety
● Counselling
● Relaxation (including a free CD)
● Exercise and nutrition
● Financial matters
● Travel insurance
● Local and national support groups
● End of life

Cancer usually involves a lot of changes in people's lives, and can be a very stressful time for the person with cancer and those around them. Daily life and relationships may seem to have changed, and some people find it helpful to talk to a trained listener who is not involved in their lives. We provide a friendly, welcoming and confidential service where anyone effected by cancer can talk through their worries or concerns in person or on the telephone.

Other forms of support that can be booked through the centre include:
● Demonstrations and advice on scarf tying provided by Headstart on Wednesdays between 10am-3pm. A variety of hats, scarfs and turbans can also be purchased during the Centre's opening hours.
● Nail care and seated, through-clothing neck, shoulder and hand massage provided free by Red Cross volunteers. These sessions are open to patients, carers and staff.
● Look Good Feel Better make-up workshops offering free advice on skin care and make-up for female patients up to a year after cancer treatment.
● Creative writing sessions for patients and carers are provided for free by an experienced facilitator and writer who has counselling skills.

Organisation Type
Statutory Service
This organisation provides support around
Personal Health Services Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working
Regions
South Gloucestershire Bristol North Somerset Somerset
Is there a cost for these services?
No
How can people access this service?
Drop-In
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
Bristol Oncology Centre
Address 2
Horfield Road
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS2 8ED

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Services

Helpline

Helpline service?

Helpline Details

Telephone number
Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Accessibility

General Accessibility

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
200 metres
Bus numbers?
20, 21, Hospital free bus
Is there a rail station nearby?
Approx. distance?
2 km
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
100 metres
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are external doors non sprung?

Internal Access

Do these steps have a handrail?
Is there more than one floor at the premises?
Is there a lift?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Do visitors have access to a telephone?
If so, does it have wheelchair access?
If so, does it have an induction loop?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?
Is the height of the reception desk at the premises between 750mm and 850mm?

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