How does the scheme work?
The aim of the project is to support people with cancer at any point along their journey. It also aims to support the wider family network.
The scheme is for anyone with cancer, or those supporting them in Wokingham and the surrounding areas. The project will bring together information and resources as well as offer emotional support through a volunteer network, offering a listening ear.
Monthly meet-ups are also available, bringing together people in the community affected by cancer, giving them the opportunity to meet each other and share experiences. People can access the service through a referral. This may be through a GP, health professional, family member or self-referral. Click here to access our referral form which you can complete and send to us either through the post or via email… Alternatively, send us a message using the form below if you have any other questions.
We are also establishing a monthly meet-up group for people living in and around the Wokingham area who are affected by cancer. Our upcoming meet-ups will all be at Wokingham Library, 2-4pm on the following dates:
16th January 2020 – Let’s Get Talking Open Event with Shirley Jackson from the Macmillan Information Support Centre at the Royal Berkshire Hospital
27th February 2020 – Cancer and Your Finances
19th March 2020 – Health & Nutrition
23rd April 2020 – Gardening and Health
21st May 2020 – Health & Wellbeing Through Holistic Skills
18th June 2020 – Creative Minds
Further dates for 2020 and their online bookings to be confirmed soon… We aim to provide a cancer support network that is community based, in and around Wokingham, but you can also find support and information from us via social media…
We work alongside other resources bringing together a range of services to enable people in the local community to find the support they need in one place.
The service is delivered through the Community Navigation Scheme as the main contact point from Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4pm. Alternatively there is an online resource via Facebook and Twitter. If you would like information about volunteering for the scheme please contact Vickie Randall on 01344 304404 or Vickie.Randall@involve.community .