The Bromley by Bow Centre and Macmillan Cancer Support have partnered to create an innovative social prescribing service for people living with and beyond cancer in East London. The service helps people on a one-to-one basis to improve their wellbeing. This includes support by trained professionals to explore needs, set personal goals and access local community services. Services may include work and welfare advice, as well as taking part in art classes, walking, gardening and meditation groups.
Nikki Cannon, Senior Macmillan Development Manager for London says: “Every day, more than 80 people in London hear the devastating news that they have cancer. This number is set to nearly double by 2030, which will result in thousands more people in the area needing medical, practical and emotional support”
“For this reason, we’re proud to have partnered with the Bromley by Bow Centre to launch this innovative service which will help people affected by cancer in the area, during and after treatment, so that no one faces cancer alone.”
Patients over 18 with any cancer type in Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney, Newham and Waltham Forest can access the service; by referral through GP practices, hospitals and self-referral.
For further information please visit the The Bromley by Bow Centre website or call 020 8709 9840.