Useful Contacts

Please find below some of the contacts we have found most useful:

Cancer Organisations

Macmillan Cancer Support

For cancer support at home on the phone, call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 0000.  This call is free.

Lines are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We support men and provide vital information and services. We find answers by funding research into causes and treatments. And we lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care. We believe that men deserve better.

 www.prostatecanceruk.org

Confidential Helpline: 0800 074 8383
Federation of Prostate Cancer Support Groups
Prostate Cancer Research Foundation

www.thepcrf.org.uk

Cancer Research UK

PO Box 123

Lincoln's Inn Field
London WC2A 3PX
Prostate UK

www.prostateuk.org

Local Support Groups

Worcestershire and Area

Hospices

Minchinhampton

www.cotswoldcare.org.uk

01453-886868
Cotswold Care Hospice
Minchinhampton
Gloucestershire. GL5 2PQ
Forest of Dean

www.great-oaks.org.uk

01594-811910
Great Oaks
Dean Forest Hospice
The Gorse
Coleford
Glos. GL16 8QE
Cheltenham

info@suerydercare.org

01242 230199
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Sue Ryder Care
Church Road
Leckhampton
Cheltenham
Glos  Gl53 0QJ
Gloucester

Wheatstone Day Hospice

01452 371002
2 North Upton Lane
Barnwood
Gloucester. GL4 3TA
Bristol

www.Pennybrohncancercare.org

Helpline        0845 1232310
Penny Brohn Cancer Care
Chapel Pill Lane
Pill
Bristol. BS20 0HH

Advice Service

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Service helps people resolve legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.
 

To find a local Advice Centre near to you, go to www.citizensadvice.org.uk
 

Bloggs

New York Times Health Section

Dana Jennings who writes for the New York Times has a unique way of talking about Prostate Cancer.  It helped me I hope it will help you

Prostate Cancer Partners

Prostate Cancer Partners

 

 
Welcome to the Prostate Cancer Partners group.
 

 

 
This group has been formed by the wives and partners of members of the Cotswolds Prostate Cancer Support Group. We continue to be made most welcome at the main meetings and have indeed been treated as ‘partners’ in the process of dealing with Prostate Cancer. Feedback from the main group has been that partners often see a problem from a different perspective, which can be hugely beneficial to everyone.
 
The aim of PCP is to provide informal, friendly support for the wives, partners, carers, family and friends of men who have been affected by prostate cancer.
 
Sharing problems and concerns in a group who have experienced many of the same things can help you feel less alone and more understood. Just finding out about the practicalities can be enormously reassuring and it is sometimes easier, in a smaller group, to ask any questions you may have about the impact of prostate cancer.
 
 
Meetings are at The Oakwood, Tewkesbury Road, Twigworth, nr Gloucester, GL2 9PG; and  last from 7:00 to about 9:00pm - have a bite of supper, a pudding or just a drink – it’s up to you. 
 
We meet once a month on a Wednesday, eight days after the main CPCSG meeting (which is held on the second Tuesday of each month) so that the partners of newly diagnosed men have the opportunity to join the group as soon as possible.
 
If you, or someone you know, would find it helpful to make contact with the Prostate Cancer Partners group, we would be pleased to hear from you.
 
Contact: 
Penny Powell
01684 772 559
07973 913 882