Re-opening of Southport Cancer Information and Support Centre

Re-opening of the Southport Cancer Information and Support Centre

The team at the Southport Cancer Information and Support Centre are delighted to announce that following the recent easing of Covid-19 lock down restrictions we are able to start seeing service users face to face in our Centre on Stanley Street in Southport. 

We have spent the last few weeks carrying out risk assessments and developing policies and protocols in order to resume our face to face service as safely as possible.  This means that we have had to make some changes to the way we deliver our service.  Initially we will only be offering pre-bookable appointments; we hope that we will be able to resume our drop-in service as soon as we feel it is safe to do so.  We will be continually reviewing guidance etc. so that as soon as we can we will resume our support groups, courses and events etc. 

In order to protect our staff, volunteers and service users, we will have to carry out a simple health screening questionnaire and check people’s temperatures before anyone can enter the Centre.  In addition, unless there’s a medical reason why it’s not possible, visitors and staff will be required to wear a disposable mask or face covering of their own.  All of the rooms that we use now comply with the 2 metre social distancing guidance.  The Centre will be thoroughly cleaned at the start and end of each day all tables, chairs and used areas etc will also be wiped down after each person has left.

If you’d like to find out about the support that we can offer and book an appointment, please call the Centre on 07976 167188 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm) so that we can arrange this for you.

Macmillan offers digital HOPE course

The HOPE course has proved to be an amazing resource for many people who have gone through cancer – it helps them back on track and teaches coping strategies to deal with the legacy that this illness often leaves behind.

During the current crisis, it’s not possible to offer a face to face course, but Macmillan are now offering a digital version – to register, please follow the link on the flyer here

Covid -19 Help for Extremely Vulnerable Group

If you’re struggling and need help with shopping or care needs you can register yourself (or a relative, friend or neighbour) on the link below.  This service is for those people who don’t have anyone to help them though, so please only register if you have a genuine need……

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Covid 19 update

Due to Covid 19 and two members of staff self-isolating, we regret to say that we are unable to offer any face to face support until further notice. 

 
With immediate effect, the Centre will NOT be open for drop in and all our support groups, whether held here at the Centre or other venues, will cease until further notice. 

Anyone needing support can still call us on the following numbers and we’ll do our very best to help – or you can email us on sfccg.macmilancic@nhs.net
01704 533024
07976 167188

We know that these are very worrying times for us all but would like to reassure everyone that we will continue to do our upmost to offer support to anyone affected by cancer. Any further changes and updates will be posted on our Facebook page, on our Twitter feed and the Centre website www.southportmacmillancentre.org.uk

Health and Well Being Event Cancelled

Health and Wellbeing Event cancelled

After much thought, it is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel our Health & Wellbeing Event on Thursday 19th March 2020.

We would like to reassure everyone that this is purely a precautionary measure and our Macmillan Information and Support Centre is still operating as normal and our support groups are still running as usual:

We acknowledge that this is going against current guidance from NHS England but as the welfare of our service users is paramount to us, we felt we should err on the side of caution and cancel the event at this time.

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is open for drop-in at 20, Stanley Street, Southport, from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can call us on 01704 533024 or email sfccg.macmillancic@nhs.net