We provide an extensive range of Information and Support services at the Cherry Lodge Centre, at Outreach venues across the borough, and by telephone and online.

Our Service Provision

Helping people with cancer is not only about the times they visit hospital – it is about quality of life.

At Cherry Lodge, we work in partnership with hospital and community healthcare services that provide orthodox cancer treatments. We offer additional help – information, support and complementary therapies – which many people affected by cancer find really useful.

We have no catchment area but mainly provide services for people living in the borough of Barnet and south Hertfordshire.

All our services are available free of charge to people with cancer, and also to their carers and family members.

How to Access our Services

Anyone wishing to use the services at Cherry Lodge will first be given an appointment, either face to face or by phone, with one of our Cancer Information Nurses. She will listen to you carefully, answer your questions, and assess your needs. You will also be offered detailed information about Cherry Lodge’s wide range of services and how they might help you.

For an appointment please phone Lorraine, Secretary to the CL Nurses, on 020 8441 7000.

People who use Cherry Lodge services are known as Members. We do not expect anybody to pay for any of our services.

Telephone Information and Support

We continue to provide a Telephone Information and Support service for people who are unable or do not wish to visit our Centre for health reasons. This service is in place to help existing Members and also people who have recently received a cancer diagnosis or are seeking information or support from us for the first time.

Please call 020 8441 7000; if your call is not picked up by a staff member, leave a message on the answerphone. Someone will call you back as soon as possible, although this might not always be on the same day.

Cancer Information

Our information service is a valuable source of medically accurate, up-to-date information on a wide range of cancer-related topics.

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Welfare Benefits Advice

The welfare benefits available to people with cancer are subject to change. We can help you access up-to-date information.

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Support Services

The health care professionals and trained volunteers who work at Cherry Lodge provide a range of services to support people affected by cancer. Our Support Services include Psychological Support and Support Groups (for people with site-specific cancers and an online Carers’ Group).

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Complementary Therapies

A range of one-to-one complementary therapies is provided by professionally qualified and accredited therapists and is coordinated by a qualified nurse.

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Home Visits by Befrienders

Cherry Lodge Befrienders are suitably trained volunteers who make home visits to people living with cancer, their relative or carer, offering them emotional and practical support.

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Outreach Service

Our Outreach Service addresses the health needs and cancer concerns of people who might find it difficult to get to the Cherry Lodge centre.

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Group Activities

Cherry Lodge offers a range of well run group activities that are both beneficial and enjoyable. They include exercise classes, Mindfulness/meditation sessions, and weekly Coffee Mornings.

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Members’ Events and Outings

Cherry Lodge sometimes organises special events or outings to to help people regain self esteem and confidence when their treatment has finished.

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Online Support and Activities

A range of online services was introduced when the Cherry Lodge centre had to close to Members during the coronavirus pandemic. These will continue to be offered for the foreseeable future.

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Other Organisations

We also provide information about Other Organisations offering services for people affected by cancer.

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