This page is designed to give you links to sources of information outside LOROS that you might find useful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and provides useful information about cancer.
Motor Neurone Disease Association - Leicester Branch
Aims to ensure everybody living with MND receives the best care and has the highest quality of life
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Provides free nursing care to cancer patients and those with other terminal illnesses in their own homes.
Support for children whose parents have cancer.
Offers practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.
Child Bereavement UK
Supports families and educates professionals when a child is facing bereavement. Provides confidential support, information and guidance.
Support and help for bereaved children and their families.
Cancerhelp is the patient information website of Cancer Research UK. Information is available on different types of cancer and living with cancer.