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Rebecca Shoosmith, Head of Support Services

Why cell changes?

Posted on: Sunday, 9th June 2019 by

Support Group closures

Posted on: Monday, 14th May 2018 by

A Jo’s survey in 2008 overwhelmingly showed that 98% women with cervical cancer wanted more person to person support and that their preferred choice of services were a helpline and local support groups.


Friends, who needs them?

Posted on: Monday, 18th December 2017 by

Well, we do. A cervical cancer diagnosis, treatment and life beyond can certainly have some uplifting moments but girl those downward turns can really dig their nails into you! It’s quite common for women experiencing cervical cancer to feel overwhelmed and isolated and it’s at that point that a friend or family member can really make a difference.


"It begins to feel good to help others, to be the supporter not the supportee"

Posted on: Monday, 2nd October 2017 by

Volunteering is a powerful tool. It can be a valuable resource, contribute to recovery or rehabilitation and satisfy a wide range of needs.


Our Reaction To The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2016

Posted on: Friday, 28th July 2017 by

Last Friday the results of the annual National Cancer Patient Experience Survey were released. We are delighted to see that the vast majority of feedback from cancer patients is very positive and when asked to rate their care on a scale of 1 to 10 the average was 8.7 which is high.


Why we care just as much about our volunteers as we do about our service users

Posted on: Thursday, 17th November 2016 by

"We like to get to know our volunteers pretty well before they ever take their first call or run their first group" with the next volunteer training weekend on the horizon, Rebecca explains why it's her favourite event of the year