Re-opening of the Southport Cancer Information and Support Centre
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.
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
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.
See our article in the Southport Visiter which is about the work of our Centre. Here is a link.
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
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……
Please note that currently the Southport Centre may not be staffed every day but there is new work mobile number 07947 630654 as a contact.
Further advice for patients and carers affected by cancer and who may have questions about the COVID-19 pandemic can find answers to some common questions here.
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
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
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
The Tuesday ` Keeping |Moving More’ class has been cancelled until further notice. if you have any queries about this, please contact the Information Centre on 01704 533024
Health and Wellbeing Event cancelled
After much thought, it is with regret that we have taken the decision to
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the proposed visit of the Macmillan Bus on 17th January in Chapel Street has been cancelled.