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African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust

The Trust supports and assists black people, or people of mixed parentage, suffering from leukaemia or other cancers. Active in recruiting people of African descent to join bone marrow donor registries.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • Tel: 01455 883316 Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Website:

BACP members are individuals and organisations concerned with counselling in a variety of settings. BACP publishes directories listing counselling services and will refer enquirers to an experienced local counsellor free of charge.

For all written enquiries, please send an SAE to:

  • 15 St John's Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4HB

British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA)

BIBA can provide a list of brokers in your area for mortgages, life insurance and holiday insurance.

Cancer Black Care

Cancer Black Care offers support and help to all ethnic communities who are affected by cancer, including friends, carers or families. Welcomes people from different ethnic groups including African, Asian, Turkish and Caribbean communities.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK provides patients and health professionals with information on lifestyle, cancer and current research.

Carers UK

  • Tel: 0207 566 7602
  • Freephone: 0808 808 7777 (Wednesday, Thursday 10.00am - 12 noon and 2.00pm - 4.00pm)
  • Website:

Carers UK offers general information and support for people who are caring for someone else.

Carers Oxfordshire

Carers Oxfordshire listens to carers and provides information and advice.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

CAB provides free, confidential and independent advice and information on any problem, including social security, debt, housing and employment. Advice is given in person or by telephone. Your local branch will be listed in your phone book or on their website.

CLL Support Association

Support and information for people diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia.

Consumer rights

Advice about your rights when you buy products and services, and what to do if there's a problem.

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

Provides written information on most disorders. Dedicated to funding research in all blood cancers in the UK.

Lymphoma Association

The Lymphoma Association provides information and emotional support for lymphoma patients and their families. Literature, quarterly newsletter and videos available.

Maggie's CancerLinks

Maggie's CancerLinks offers access to locally-produced patient information and links to other reliable websites.

Maggie's Centre, Churchill Hospital

Maggie's Centre provides information and support to address every aspect of living with cancer - from the practicalities of claiming benefits, to the physical and emotional effects that people might be experiencing.

Open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm; no appointment necessary, just pop in for a cup of tea.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is a UK charity supporing people with cancer and their families with specialist information, treatment and care.

Macmillan Support Line

  • Tel: 0808 808 0000
  • Monday to Friday 9.00am - 8.00pm (free call) for answers, support or just a chat.

MDS UK Patient Support Group

Offers support and information for young people with cancer and their families. Campaigns for better services for young people with cancer such as funding purpose-built Teenage Cancer Trust units.

Myeloma UK

Myeloma UK offers support to patients and their families with myelodysplastic syndrome. Raises awareness and supports education and research.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly Bristol Cancer Help Centre)

Offers a healing program that deals with the whole person and is complementary to medical treatment. Relaxation, healing, visualisation, counselling, nutrition, meditation, music and art therapy are available.

OUH Chaplaincy

Oxford University Hospitals' 24 hour Chaplaincy service supports patients and relatives of all faiths and none, and will help to contact religious leaders in the community. Please ask a member of staff if you wish to see a Chaplain during your visit. The Rev Dr Margaret Whipp visits the Outpatient Department regularly.


Relate offers counselling, psychosexual therapy and educational services to those wanting help with adult couple relationships. Local centres are listed in the phone book under 'Relate' or 'Marriage guidance'.


Information and support for patients, their families, carers and health professionals. Freephone help line staffed by experienced cancer trained nurses, counsellors and social workers. Individual counselling service and free literature.

The NHS website

Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is a national charity formed in 1991 at the initiative of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The Trust exists to make it easier for carers to cope by providing information, support and practical help to carers.

Teenage Cancer Trust

Offers support and information for young people with cancer and their families. Campaigns for better services for young people with cancer such as funding purpose-built Teenage Cancer Trust units.

Willow Foundation

Willow Foundation organises and funds special days out, weekend breaks, tickets for sporting events or concerts for seriously ill young adults (aged 16-40).