Our Vision

We believe that together we can create a world where everyone living with cancer:

    • is enabled to do so with dignity and free from unnecessary fear
    • has access to information, support and companionship at all stages of their journey
    • can live life to the full, with friends and families in accordance with their wishes
    • participates as fully as they choose in all decisions relating to their care and comfort

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care strives to work towards this vision through its mission.

Our Mission

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care exists to enhance and complement the treatment given to people living with cancer, their carers, family and friends, within and around the London Borough of Barnet and South Hertfordshire. Our objective is to offer care and comfort for people on their cancer journey, by providing easy access to specialist information, support and complementary therapies. We aim to improve quality of life, to promote well-being and to encourage a strong resolve for self-help. The service is designed to be person-centred, non-judgemental and available to all in need, on request, completely free of charge for as long as it is required.

Our Values

Professional

  • We work in partnership with hospital and community healthcare services
  • Services are led by our Macmillan Cancer Information Nurses
  • We have medical professionals on our board of trustees, including a local GP
  • We support the training needs of our staff and volunteers
  • Our service policies are detailed and up to date

Inclusive

  • We provide services to people at all stages of their cancer journey
  • We support family members and carers as well as those diagnosed with cancer
  • We welcome people from all backgrounds
  • Outreach and home visiting provide information and support in the community
  • All our services are offered free of charge

Specific

  • Our nurses meet members individually to assess their needs
  • This allows our services to be tailored for each individual
  • We have support groups for people diagnosed with specific cancers
  • We have a course for people who have recently completed radical treatment
  • We can usually address the specific needs of people with disabilities

Well-being

  • We believe that quality of life is a fundamental right
  • Accurate, sensitively delivered information can help reduce fear
  • Appropriate complementary therapies significantly affect well-being
  • Exercise classes and our singing and art groups have therapeutic value
  • Drop-ins provide a valuable opportunity to share experiences with others

Respect

  • Confidentiality is respected at all times
  • Our service is person-centred and non-judgemental
  • We respect the wishes of our members
  • We believe that people should be treated with dignity at all times
  • We value the feedback from our members