The Cove Macmillan Support Centre

A place for people affected by cancer to come for information and support.

Would you like to talk?

Whilst The Cove building remains closed during this current lockdown, anyone who is affected by cancer (including family members and carers) is welcome to call and have a confidential chat with one of our team members.

Our phone lines remain open from 9am – 4.30pm weekdays on 01872 256363 or contact us via email thecove@nhs.net for support and information relating to your cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

To contact Macmillan Citizen’s Advice for benefits and financial support, please call 01872 256373.

The Macmillan Support Line is open daily (including weekends) from 8am – 8pm on 0808 808 0000 for practical, emotional and financial information and advice.

We know that a cancer diagnosis affects all areas of your life, so we’re here to help you find information and support when you need it. From information about specific types of cancer, treatments and how best to live with it, to support with finances and benefits, diet, exercise, the way you look and even if you just need someone to talk things through with. We can help give you back some feeling of control and help you feel more confident about the future.
The Cove is a purpose-built Macmillan Cancer Support Centre. We’ve got comfy spaces where you can take time out, a friendly cafe, and private rooms for if you prefer somewhere quiet. We also host regular support groups and events throughout the year.
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The team at The Cove

The Cove is run by our Macmillan Cancer Centre Manager, Kathryn Radcliffe. Kathryn is a Registered Nurse and an experienced Senior Manager who has managed various clinical cancer services over many years in both the NHS and Independent Sector. Kathryn is available to help assess your needs and concerns, and links closely with your Clinical Nurse Specialist and your wider clinical team to ensure that there is joined-up planning of your care.

Kathryn works alongside three Macmillan Support Officers, Kerenza, Leigh and Louisa, who are available to meet with you to discuss any problems or concerns that you may have and signpost you to relevant support services, such as Benefits Advice and Look Good Feel Better. We also have a team of fantastic, trained volunteers, some of whom have personal experience of living with cancer.

The Cove Cancer Support Centre team

The team at The Cove

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