Useful resources

This page is designed to give you links to sources of information outside LOROS that you might find useful.

Local information

The following local organisations offer various support services to patients and their families and carers.

Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire and Rutland (CWC)

Coping with Cancer aims to help the people of Leicestershire and Rutland cope with the practical and emotional problems that can arise following a cancer diagnosis. A range of services is offered, which can be tailored to an individual or family’s needs. These include counselling, befriending, and complementary therapies.  CWC also hosts various support groups. 

Coping with Cancer is based at Helen Webb House, close to the centre of Leicester.  Open every weekday, it offers a warm and inviting environment.

Visit the Coping with Cancer website

The Laura Centre

Support for anyone who is affected by the death (or anticipated death) of a child, and for any child or young person, up to the age of 25, who is affected by the death (or anticipated death) of a significant adult.

Visit the Laura Centre website

Macmillan Cancer Information Centre

Based in the Osborne Building at Leicester Royal Infirmary, this is a drop-in service so there is no need for you to make an appointment.  You can also contact the information centre by post, phone or email. Information staff can help you to find the information you need and will put you in touch with any appropriate services.

Visit the Macmillan Cancer Information Centre

Leicestershire Lymphoedema Support Group

A group for those that have been recently diagnosed or have had the condition for some time. Although Lymphoedema cannot be cured there are treatments available to greatly improve the condition and do's and don'ts to help manage the condition.

Visit the Leicestershire Lymphoedema Support Group

Local support groups

There are numerous support groups available across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Find a support group

Useful websites

Macmillan Cancer Support

Aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and provides useful information about cancer.

Visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website

Motor Neurone Disease Association - Leicester Branch

Aims to ensure everybody living with MND receives the best care and has the highest quality of life

Visit your local Motor Neurone Disease Association website

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Provides free nursing care to cancer patients and those with other terminal illnesses in their own homes.

Visit the Marie Curie Cancer Care website


Support for children whose parents have cancer.

Visit the Riprap website

Winston's Wish

Offers practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.

Visit the Winston's Wish website

Child Bereavement UK

Supports families and educates professionals when a child is facing bereavement. Provides confidential support, information and guidance.

Visit the Child Bereavement UK website

Grief Encounter

Support and help for bereaved children and their families.

Visit the Grief Encounter website


Cancerhelp is the patient information website of Cancer Research UK.  Information is available on different types of cancer and living with cancer.

Visit the Cancerhelp website