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Information and support

Info centreWhat we offer

The Cancer Information and Support Centre, based on the ground floor next to reception, is a drop-in centre for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer. The centre, which opened in 1996, is staffed by a manager, assistant and trained volunteers, all of whom have had some personal experience of cancer.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

How to contact us

Telephone: 0117 3423369



It is important to be sure you are getting the right information from a reliable source, and the Cancer Information and Support Centre can give you a wide range of information about:

  • Types of cancer
  • Treatments and tests
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Counselling
  • Relaxation (including a free CD)
  • Exercise and nutrition
  • Financial matters
  • Travel insurance
  • Local and national support groups
  • End of life


Cancer usually involves a lot of changes in people's lives, and can be a very stressful time for the person with cancer and those around them. Daily life and relationships may seem to have changed, and some people find it helpful to talk to a trained listener who is not involved in their lives. We provide a friendly, welcoming and confidential service where anyone effected by cancer can talk through their worries or concerns in person or on the telephone.

Other forms of support at the centre include:

  • A variety of hats, scarfs andturbans second hand wigscanalsobe purchased during the Centre's opening hours.
  • Look Good Feel Better make-up workshops offering free advice on skin care and make-up for female patients up to a year after cancer treatment.

Links to other useful information and support