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The Cove Macmillan Support Centre

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

This page was last updated: August 9th, 2022

The Cove café is now open from 9.30am to 4pm (weekdays) and offers a range of snacks and drinks (hot and cold). There is limited seating indoors as well as some outdoor seating.

The Cove building is open for anyone who is affected by cancer (including family members and carers) to call in and have a confidential chat with one of our team members.

Our phone lines are open from 9am to 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/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 café, and private rooms for if you prefer somewhere quiet. We also host regular support groups and events throughout the year.
Inside The Cove

Visit the Information and Support section on the Macmillan website

The team at The Cove

The Cove is run by our two Macmillan Cancer Centre Managers:
Nicky Lampshire who is a Registered Nurse and has experience working with various clinical cancer services over many years and caring for patients in the acute Trust and the community setting.
Rachel Hopper who has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years in cancer services and in various hospitals including posts as a Unit manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist and more recently has been the Lead Nurse for Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy supporting Headland and Lowen and delivering treatment to patients with a diagnosis of cancer.

Nicky and Rachel are available to help assess your needs and concerns, and link closely with your Clinical Nurse Specialist and your wider clinical team to ensure that there is joined-up planning of your care.

The Centre Managers work 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. They can provide a listening ear and signpost you to the relevant support services, including benefits advice, Look Good Feel Better, wig referrals, dietary and physical activity information. 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

Useful resources for people affected by cancer

Peninsular Cancer Alliance Survey, Ethnic Minorities

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