We provide an extensive range of services and activities at our Centre, at Outreach venues, and by telephone and online.

To minimise any risk of infection at our Centre, the following precautions are in place: handgel dispensers are provided; masks are worn when requested; people with any signs of infection, including coughs and colds, are asked to telephone for advice before visiting.

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 people living with cancer so greatly appreciate.

We have no catchment area: our only criterion for accepting people is that they are able and willing to travel to our Centre or attend an Outreach venue.

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

How to Access our Services

Anyone wanting to use the services at Cherry Lodge will, in the first instance, need to speak to one of our Cancer Information Nurses, who will assess individual needs and concerns. At this stage we will provide detailed information about the services on offer.

People who come to Cherry Lodge to use our services are known as Members. We do not expect anyone to pay for any of our services, although if you do wish to make a donation it will be gratefully received.

For an appointment please call Lorraine on 020 8441 7000.

Telephone Information and Support

We will 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 and leave a message on the answerphone if your call is not picked up by a staff member. 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

Some of our pre-Covid activities, including Drop-Ins and the Singing Group, are still considered too much of an infection risk to be resumed. Activities currently in our programme include off-site weekly Coffee Mornings and Pilates, Mindfulness/meditation at the CL centre, and a range of online activites, including Seated Yoga, via Zoom.

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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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