Bay Urgent Care - Service
for people who needa GP outside their doctor's surgery
opening hours. To contact a GP outside surgery hours, you can call through
your own Doctor's surgery or phone this service direct.
Tel: 0300 123 1144
Bay Cancer Information: A Guide for Patients and Carers
If you, your relative or your friend has been diagnosed with cancer
it can be a very difficult time. What does living with cancer mean?
What happens next? Who can help? Where to get advice and support?
This leaflet is a guide to local services.
HIV / AIDS
Community AIDS Support Team in Lancashire.
Social Services (HIV Worker):
Specialist Nursing Services (HIV/AIDS/Sexual Health).
Tel: 01524 846752
HIV Community Support Worker (Positive Living)
Robert Mee tel: 0792 5343 139 for confidential advice, reliable information and support on HIV-related matters. Robert can link you up with one-to-one counselling, the support group, benefits and services advice and give an understanding and well-informed ear to your concerns.
National Aids Trust
NAT is the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. We provide fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources. We champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change.
Lancaster GUM Sexual Health Clinic
Ashton Community Care Centre, Pointer Court (off Ashton Rd), Lancaster, LA1 4JT
Phone: 0845 0590 015
Opening times: By appointments only.
Telephone line is open 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Lancaster GUM can offer appointments for STD (sexually transmitted disease) tests, HIV tests and chlamydia screening within 48 hours. Counselling, advice and ongoing support are also available through this clinic.
Mental Health Support Centre The Helm, 1st Floor, Telephone House, Fenton St, Lancaster, LA1 1AB
(please note The Helm is not wheelchair accessible).
Tel: 01524 840521
A community drop in service for people (age 16+) with mild to moderate and severe to enduring mental health issues.
Also offers: IT support, Cafe, hot lunch served daily. Regular activity sessions.
Helping people with mental health needs obtain personalised support. http://thehelmlancaster.blogspot.com/ York House, 76 Lancaster Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QN.
Tel: 01524 409905.
Prostate Cancer Confidential Information + Helpline
Tel: 0845 300 8383
Morecambe Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Highfield Crescent, Morecambe LA4 4DH.
The clinic specialises in the assessment and treatment of spinal conditions, joint problems and sports injuries.
Muscle imbalance and movement problems are treated using manual techniques and are complemented by rehabilitation programs and/or exercises prescribed for the patients to do at home.. Approximately 95% of injuries are related to soft tissue damage. With correct use of stretching and myofascial/neural release, proprioceptiive training, muscle conditioning, and physical exercise it is possible to restore normal function. The practice is approved by BUPA, AXA PPP and all major insurance companies.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Sports Injury Clinic at Lancaster
Sports Complex, University of Cumbria, Off Wyresdale Road, Lancaster. (opp Williamson Park)
Tel: 01524 526526.
The Clinic offers appointments to the general public at short notice and convenient times.
Iain Cole, Head Chartered Physiotherapist will be pleased to assist your return to sport in the shortest possible time by assessing, diagnosing and treating your injury.
Iain, also State registered, has undergone postgraduate training that includes Manual Therapy (Mobilising and Manipulation), Intramuscular Stimulation, sport injury care and exercise rehabilitation. In addition, continuing professional development has been undertaken and research into the recovery from low back dysfunction and chronic tendon dysfunction is being performed.
The clinic is recognised by all major insurance companies and firms handling medical claims. A doctor's referral is not necessary. The clinic is also accredited by UK Athletics to treat elite level athletes. Students and staff of the University of Cumbria benefit from a reduced rate.
Registered with The Society of Sports Therapists Revive Sports Therapy & Massage
11 Elgin Street, Lancaster, LA1 3DG
Fully trained and qualified specialist in the assessment and treatment
of sporting injuries. If you have an injury then we can use a range of
techniques to get you fit again and back to your sport as quickly as
We also treat many every day injuries from neck pain from
sitting at a desk to manual labour injuries. Additionally, if you have
muscle tension through work or exercise then we have a range of
massage techniques which can release the tension.
available at short notice and no doctor referral is required. There
are discounts for students and massage gift vouchers available.
us directly and book an appointment. www.revivesportstherapy.co.uk
Diane Lord (State Registered,Chartered Physiotherapist, MSc Exercise and Rehabilitation) Physio-4u,
Lakeland Leisure Village,
Tel: 07947 727 533
Patients of all ages with varied problems from neck, back and limb joint problems, joint replacements, sports injuries and inner ear dizziness attend the clinic.
Treatment/rehabilitation may include ‘hands on treatment’ to loosen joints and muscles, electrotherapy to relieve pain, swelling and help to promote healing and exercise programmes either at home or in the gymnasium or hydrotherapy pool at the clinic to strengthen muscles and joints.
Anybody can refer themselves to the clinic, with or without communication from your GP. The clinic is also registered with all the major insurance companies such as AXA PPP and BUPA so that you can reclaim your payments.
150a Greaves Road, Lancaster, LA1 4UW
01524 874 649 www.physiofusion.co.uk
We specialise in hands-on physiotherapy and treat a wide range of problems from back pain and sports injuries, to headaches and arthritis. Our physios are all experienced, registered and Chartered and we love treating complicated and long-term problems! Our physios treat using hands-on techniques, as well as acupuncture and we also offer massage too.
We are open evenings and weekends, and we have free parking directly outside, as well as ground floor treatment rooms if you struggle with mobility.
On our website, you can Ask A Physio A Question – a chance to get some free advice and see how we might be able to help you.
Bay Foot Clinic
07548221482 / 015242 21343
email - firstname.lastname@example.org Caroline Adamson RGN, SAC Dip FHPT, SAC Dip FHPP, MRFHP offers a professional domiciliary foot care service in the Morecambe Bay and South Lakes area which is flexible, convenient and personal.
Member of the UK Register of Foot Health Practitioners. Registered General Nurse with over 20 years of experience within public healthcare.
Services include: Foot health check- Care/advice provided to a wide range of patients including patients with Diabetes, Arthritis, Obesity and Mobility problems
Reduction of thickened nails
Removal of corns and callus
Management and treatment of fungal nail infections, ingrowing toe nails and cracked heels
Diabetic foot car
Infection control is a priority in my work. My equipment is sterilised using professional Autoclave sterilisation equipment for your foot health treatment in the comfort of your own home.
150a Greaves Road, Lancaster, LA1 4UW
01524 874 649
We provide chiropody or podiatry to help to get rid of hard skin, corns, to treat nail problems and foot pain. We also provide orthotics to help with the balance and structure of the feet. Our Podiatrist is highly experienced (20 years!), qualified, society and state registered.
We are open evenings and weekends, and we have free parking directly outside, as well as ground floor treatment rooms if you struggle with mobility.
On our website, you can Ask A Podiatrist A Question – use the Physio form - a chance to get some free advice and see how we might be able to help you.
OTHER ALTERNATIVE / COMPLEMENTARY / MEDICAL
HEALTH CENTRES / clINICS & AGENCIES
Offers Counselling and Caring Emotional Support to individuals aged 14 yrs and over. The service is offered by volunteer qualified person-centred counsellors.
All our counsellors are BACP members and enhanced CRB checked.
We offer Family Mediation and Therapy for families who are not getting on, or have a mutual upsetting experience.
We can facilitate Self-help groups or other Therapeutic groups the community can use.
We are open to suggestions for services the community would find therapeutically beneficial.
Could you benefit from someone caring and qualified to talk to in confidence? Contact our friendly staff:
Tel: 01524 39138, Mob: 07432846799,
FB: Affordable Counselling,
Rooms 13, 16 & 17, Floor C St Leonard's House, St Leonard's Gate, Lancaster. LA1 1NN
This service is a not for profit community interest company registration no 7968733.
The Acupuncture Clinic Harpers Mill, White Cross, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ.
Tel 01524 388837. Mob 07912282670
Email: email@example.com Penny Towler practises from her acupuncture clinic in central
Lancaster. The practice is large, warm and light, has disabled access
and good parking facilities.
Penny is BSc (Hons) Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture); Member
of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) and is a Registered General
Nurse (RGN) with over 20 years in the nursing profession.
Penny may also use massage, acupressure, moxibustion, (application of
warmth), cupping (the application of suction), electro-acupuncture, or
ear seeds during treatment. To talk about acupuncture and how it might
help you please ring Penny at The Acupuncture Clinic.
Bashful Alley Centre
Bashful Alley (Off King St), Lancaster. Tel: 01524 844299
Therapy and wellbeing centre has a range of session rooms for groups
/ individual practitioners to hire.
Castle View Clinic
7 Rydal Road, Lancaster LA1 3HA
Tel: 01524 67707
A friendly, family-run health centre specialising in the treatment of illness using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The clinic is run by Cathy and Mark Chapman.
Mark holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical Science and TCM. He is also a qualified MD from Beijing's School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has worked and studied extensively in clinics and hospitals in the UK and China. Mark predominantly uses herbal medicines and acupuncture to treat a wide range of internal illnesses.
Cathy has been a therapist since 1998 and has a BSc in TCM as well as diplomas in Massage and Aromatherapy. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Cherry Trees Practice Cherry Trees, Sunnyside Lane, Lancaster, LA1 5ED
Tel: 01524 64258 We provide Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Acupuncture in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, very close to Lancaster city centre.
There is free street parking for all our clients.
Tel: (01524) 69864 or 39450. Fax 01524 848155
Aldrens Lane, Skerton, Lancaster, LA1 2DU.
(Corner of Aldrens
Lane and Owen Road (Skerton Triangle)
Founded in 1989, the Clinic rapidly became established in the community
and now has a large team of qualified and registered practitioners.
Therapies include: Alexander Technique; Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine;
Aromatherapy; Bach Flower Remedies; Bowen Therapy; Buteyko (Breathing
for Asthma); Chiropody; Homoeopathy; Hypnotherapy; Medical Herbalism;
Osteopathy; Psychotherapy; Reflexology; Remedial Massage; Sports Therapy;
Open between 9.00am. and 6.00pm. Monday to Friday, although individual
practitioners may have differing working times. Reception is closed between
1.00pm and 2.00pm. Also open on Saturday mornings.
Borans Lane, Middleton Road, Middleton.
tel: 01524 853553.
(part of Primrose House Trust, a charity for young people with profound
physical + learning disabilities and their carers.) The centre caters
for disabled as well as able-bodied people with classes in Meditation,
Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Alexander Technique, + energy management courses.
Acupuncture, massage, weight loss www.healththroughmassage.com
Complementary treatments for stress aches and pain, deep muscle tissue problems and weight loss.
Siew Allen can help with difficult muscle and joint problems like frozen shoulders, hip pain and sciatica pain.
She has 17 years' experience in helping people with stress problems of the body and restoring health quickly with acupuncture, massage and homeopathy.
Her nursing and midwifery experience helps with treatments for IVF and hormonal problems.
Please call 01524 843 435
or 07795 513486
The Muscle Clinic
The Gregson Centre,
Tel: 01524 380842
Mob: 07776 252539
Whether you need help with pain or an injury, want to optimise sports performance, or you'd simply like a relaxing massage, contact us at The Muscle Clinic to arrange a consultation. Please check our website for further details and current prices.
Slyne Road, Lancaster LA2 6AW. Tel: 01524 382538
The hospice is housed in a modern purpose built building and set in
extensive beautiful and peaceful grounds on the Northernern edge of
Lancaster. We have 21 beds for inpatients and provide up to 45 day care
places each week and hold palliative out patients' clinics. Our aim
is to provide a holistic support for patients, their families and carers.
this, as well as our doctors and nurses, we provide physiotherapy, occupational
therapy, spiritual, bereavement and social work support. Although based
in Lancaster we welcome referrals from GPs from Garstang to Ambleside.
We work closely with all other cancer and palliative services in
the area. To find out more visit us at www.sjhospice.org.uk.
PRACTITIONERS OF ALTERNATIVE / COMPLEMENTARY /
MEDICAL TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING.
COUNSELLORS & THERAPISTS
Carol Bean Flow Therapies
Flow is an holistic approach to
well-being that addresses the whole individual, each with our own many moods, hopes and dreams, abilities and limitations. Flow treatments are individually designed to address these various aspects of ourselves with a warm and caring attitude always at the heart.
Flow offers Indian Head Massage, Swedish Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Reiki treatments, Deep Tissue Massage and Hopi Ear Candle Therapy. I am based in central Lancaster and offer both home-based treatments and a community/workplace practice. For more information Tel: 07840275536,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.flowtherapies.co.uk.
Sarah Blackler, Counsellor
17, Belle Vue Terrace, Greaves Rd, Lancaster,
Lancashire, LA1 4TY
Experienced and qualified professional counsellor offers confidential
counselling with a wide variety of personal and relationship problems.
For more information visit www.lancaster.counselling.co.uk
Chryssie Burgess BA Hons, MIFPA, ISA, FSB -
Health through Balance
The Centre, Lane Head, Bentham LA2 7DL
015242 63233 email@example.com An international teacher and lecturer, Chryssie is a fully trained therapist with more than 17 years’ experience in Complementary Health Care. She creates a personalised plan for every client in one or a number of her fields of expertise, offering follow up advice and support on request.
Chryssie offers single or combined treatments in Clinical Aromatherapy, Massage, Healing, Reiki, Body Energy Work and 7th Sense Consultations.
Chryssie runs training programmes in Self Development, Well-being, Stress Management, Massage and Aromatherapy, as well as a unique Awareness Body Massage course validated by the International School of Awareness (IsoA).
Linda Chapman BA (Hons), MBACP. Here to listen!
Qualified and experienced to emotionally support individuals with many issues including:
Abuse, Trauma, Bereavement, Relationships, Depression, Self-esteem, general feelings of un-rest
I have worked for several years with adolescents and have extensive training in this area.
I also have additional training working with the experience of trauma and loss.
I offer a no obligation 30 minute introductory session free of charge so contact me today on: 07804913618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment
The Treatment Room, Hindburn Cottage, Wray, Lancs. Tel: 015242 21147
Mike Eyre BA Hons Dip Couns Astrology offers a deeper perspective from which difficult emotions are seen as vehicles for growth rather than something to either deny or helplessly endure.
Your birth chart may also show strengths and sources of satisfaction that you could further develop, and where potentially productive energy is currently frustrated.
Readings, forecasts (psychological rather than event-oriented) and chart comparisons are available for babies, children and adults.
I approach consultations without judgement or trying to influence. All matters discussed by us, as well as your chart and birth details, are treated confidentially.
For more information please visit reflective-astrology.co.uk
or telephone 07754778615 (and I'll call you back)
Rebecca Field RSHom LNWCH Homeopath
Registered and Licensed Homeopath working in clinics in Lancaster and Staveley near Kendal.
"Homeopathy is a safe and effective medicine that recognises you as an individual and stimulates your body to heal itself. Homeopathy can be used to help a wide range of ailments, be they physical or emotional. For example, chronic fatigue, insomnia, stress, grief, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, menopause symptoms, eczema, asthma, chronic colds, injuries, etc."
For information on consultations tel: 07999 052808
or email: email@example.com
The website: www.homeopathysite.co.uk has further information about Homeopathy.
Alan J Hedges BSc, D,Hyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH
Tel: 0800 865 4971
As well as being trained in advanced hypnotherapy techniques I have been trained to use Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I can help with a wide variety of problems including smoking cessation, weight control, phobias, panic and anxiety, pain control, addictions, abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); my website has a fuller but still incomplete list, you are welcome to telephone or e-mail me to ask if I can help in any particular case.
I hold clinics within Dacrelands Clinic, Aldrens Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2DU and in Kendal.
Jonathan Hirst Dramatherapist
For help with : confidence; self-esteem; personal change; motivation; emotional blockages; stress and anxiety; substance problems; self-expression.
Based in central Lancaster.
I work creatively with drama, movement, art, music and voice. www.jonathanhirst.co.uk
Contact : Tel : 0783 707 9230
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Charlotte Holmes, Clinical Psychologist in Lancaster, providing psychological therapy for adults with mental health problems.
Dacrelands Clinic, Aldrens Lane, Skerton, Lancaster, LA1 2DU
Tel: 01524 69864, Fax: 01524 848155
I am a Clinical Psychologist with in excess of 10 years clinical experience. I am registered with the Health Professions Council, registration number PYL16628 (www.hpcheck.org) and am chartered with the British Psychological Society.
I use time-limited evidence-based psychotherapies, most commonly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I can help with a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, bereavement.
To refer yourself or someone else, please contact me. I accept self-referrals or referral via GPs or other health professionals.
Wendy Jones (Haddock) Buteyko
A Safe, natural method for the relief of asthma and breath related disorders.
Wendy Jones, physiotherapist, teaches buteyko in Lancaster and the North.
Tel. 01524 848078 mobile: 07717248300.
Aurea Kelvin Complementary Therapist
Aurea offers deep tissue massage, full body massage, pregnancy and postnatal massage, chair massage, hypnotherapy, reiki, and intuitive holistic healing at her private practice in the Freehold area of Lancaster. Warm and professional, she creates a safe, respectful and comfortable environment for her clients. Aurea also offers on site massage for workplaces and events. New clients offer: Tell me that you found me on the Virtual Lancaster website, and get £5 off your first session. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and can only be used once per client.
Please contact Aurea at:
Tel: 07779 232866
RSHom LCPH Cert Ed NLP Master Prac email@example.com
Tel: 07515 426670 www.completehomeopathy.biz
I trained for four years at the College of Practical Homeopathy from where I graduated in 1995. Since then I have added qualifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Flower Essences, Natural Nutrition and Kinesiology. All of these enhance the homeopathic prescription.
Visit my own website and find out more.
Book a free 15 minute consultation to discover that this is the best solution for you.
A relaxing yet invigorating whole body therapy, combining acupressure and massage techniques to rebalance the bodies own energy resources.
Martin uses shiatsu and pelvic correction to treat all conditions from stress, back pains, and injuries to digestive, hormonal and mental imbalances.
Caton Green - home visits available
Tel: 01524 771598 Email: Shiatsu@CatonGreen.co.uk.
15 Townsfield, Silverdale.
Tel. 01524 701166
Kate McBride MLCH MARH PeaceWeaver Healing
Homeopathy & Essences for health, well-being & serenity
T: 07749 767046
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, holistic medicine which specialises in matching the needs of individuals with a personalised prescription. It can help with asthma, IBS, hormonal problems, arthritis, insomnia, eczema, coughs, colds and flu... and many other complaints.
Home visits - Evening & Weekend Appointments
Specialist help with
*Depression, Anxiety & Stress
*Creativity & Peak Performance
*Personal & Spiritual Development
Please ask for a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if homeopathy could help you.
Consulting at the BMI Lancaster (formerly Nuffield) Hospital,
Meadowside, Lancaster LA1 3RH.
Tel: 01524 770351
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy is an experienced clinician, having practised in the NHS for over thirty years. She offers a range of psychological therapies, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural
psychosexual and relationship counselling, EMDR, and systems–centred approaches for adults with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, eating disorders relationship issues and other emotional difficulties.
Massage Clinic, Morecambe
Northumberland Street, Morecambe, LA4 4AU
Tel: 01524 415345
Recently opened, the NO HANDS Massage Clinic in Morecambe offers
one-off and ongoing treatment for anyone looking for therapeutic Massage. NO
HANDS Massage takes the powerful and ancient therapy of Massage to a whole
new level — you really do need to experience it in order to understand it, which
is why we say...
Take time out... just feel it
Contact us for our great introductory offers or for more
information. Tel: 01524 415345 or email@example.com http://www.morecambemassage.co.uk/
MSc PSIP, PgD, APIMH, BSc (Hons) CBT, RMN, Dip He RMN, EDMR Level three trained.
BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychological Therapist.
Member of EDMR Association UK and Ireland.
Experienced in using CBT and EMDR for a variety of different disorders such as anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, substance misuse and alcohol problems. Home visits in the Lancaster and surrounding areas or session rooms are available.
Experienced CBT supervisor for clinicains undertaking CBT courses. www.cognitivebehaviouraltherapylancaster.co.uk
Tel: 07919 0333 46.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Roscoe Lancaster Acupuncture
Telephone: 0789 1111773
William Roscoe practices traditional acupuncture in Central Lancaster. Home visits if required.
He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and registered with Lancaster City Council.
Julia Russell AMH, MGNI, MIFR, ITEC
Herbalist, Iridologist, and Therapeutic Massage Practitioner
Julia is a multi-disciplinary practitioner who has worked in the field of Natural Health since 1989. She is fully qualified and insured. She practises Herbalism, Iridology, Reflexology, and offers a range of Massage Treatments including Relaxing Massage, Deep Tissue Bodywork, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, and Pre-and Post-Natal Treatments. Julia also runs herbal workshops and foraging walks throughout the year.
Consultations are available in central Lancaster, Heysham and Staveley.
For further details, tel: 01524 33389 or 07956 422161
or email email@example.com
Sarah Rycroft ITEC, MICHT
Massage & Reflexology Therapist.
No Hands Massage ®, Thermal Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage and Reflexology.
Workplace & Mobile visits.
The Smithy, Lodge Lane, Wennington, Lancaster, LA2 8NW
Tel: 015242 21166
81, Scotforth Rd, Lancaster.
Tel. 01524 69684
For confidential and non-judgemental help and support in many personal
areas; personal growth and change, confidence and self-esteem building,
relationship difficulties, divorce, loss, anxiety, stress and hopefully
finding more fulfilling ways to live your life. May your journey begin!
Williamson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
'I am an experienced professional
psychotherapist, Healer and group leader, having led workshops
in various parts of Britain and abroad for many years. Based in Lancaster,
I am also author of three published books, including 'Soul Pathways'.
As well as leading workshops, I am available for private individual
sessions of therapy.'
Person-Centred Counsellor. DipHE. MBACP My belief is that being in relationship with another person has the power
to heal and enable growth. It is this philosophy that is the foundation of
counselling work and has helped thousands of people over the years to work
through any difficulties they might be having in their life.
I work in Central Lancaster and offer a flexible working package. I am a
member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
and am a qualified diploma graduate from the University of Cumbria.
vary depending on ability to pay.
Please contact me for further information or visit my website to find out more.
Alzheimer's Society (Lancaster + Morecambe)
Ridge Lea, Quernmore Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JT
Tel 01524 550415
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.00pm
Email: email@example.com Supports carers of people suffering from dementia, with regular meetings,
cafes, movies, relief care, St Martin's Church Day Care Centre and information and
Easy Self help group + charity for people with chronic lung conditions
and their carers + families. The group meets meet on the third Wednesday of the month, 2pm, at VVV Health & Leisure Club, The Shore Coastal Road,
New members welcome. Tel: 01524 852853
Breath for Life Charity. Support and assistance group for families with severely
sick children. Naturopathic clinic offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
tel: 01524 855422
Slynedales, Slyne Road,
Tel: 01524 381820 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.cancercare.org.uk
A local charity offering psychological, social, spiritual, and emotional
support, individually or in groups, together with advice, information,
practical help, and an extensive range of complementary therapies to
cancer patients, their carers and their families in North Lancashire
and South Lakeland from our main centres at Slynedales, Lancaster and
The Lakes Centre, Kendal. Additional support is offered in the three
main local hospitals (Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow-in-Furness), and at weekly Drop-in centres in
Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal and Ambleside. CancerCare Cafe 10am – 12 noon, last Friday
of every month at Slynedales, Lancaster. Free parking. Tel:01524 381820 Bay Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meets 7.30pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month at Cancer Care, Slynedales. The group is made up of men with a recent diagnosis and their partners are also welcome to come along and join in. Speakers from Urology & Oncology Depts + diet, acupuncture, advice, support, tea, buns & chat. Tel: 01524 381820 Breast Cancer Care Group Slynedales, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 381820
Down's Syndrome Family and Carers' Group Appletree Children's Centre, Milking Stile Lane (off Willow Lane) Lancaster LA1 5QB. Tel: 01524 64132
A group starting for families and carers of people with Down's Syndrome. The monthly meetings are at the centre on a Saturday from 10am - 12 noon
For further information please contact Appletree Children's Centre on 01524 64132
A Lancaster based Support Group whose interests and activities are concerned
with people in Lancaster, Morecambe and District, who have coronary
heart disease or other heart conditions.
Meets 1st Tues of the month (except Aug) 7.30pm St Thomas Centre, Marton St, Lancaster.
Meet others with heart problems. Family & friends welcome. Info
tel: 01524 67859.
Home Birth Support Group birthingathome.org.uk
We are an independent network of women in the Lune Valley and Morecambe Bay Area who are interested in learning and sharing experiences about labouring and birthing at home. We meet regularly in Lancaster in order to provide information and support to women who are pregnant and considering their options and rights in childbirth.
Lancaster, Morecambe + Dist. Homebound + Disabled Fellowship
Weekly meetings, speakers, entertainment and trips out.
tel: 01524 67581 Transport can be arranged.
Lancashire Mind is governed by an Executive board, which is composed of people with an interest in Mental Health issues and a number of service users who have full voting rights on the Committee. In addition to the Association Office (AO), we provide a range of day services, supported housing, floating support and health & wellbeing activities to local people suffering from a range of mental health needs. All our services are designed to be outcome focused, aimed at promoting independence, confidence and self esteem.
See website for info.
St John Ambulance Lancaster City Unit
Meets every Tuesday in St Peters Cathedral Community Centre between 7:30 and 9:30 pm. The members carry out first aid cover at community and sporting events. If you are interested in joining us, come along to one of our meetings and see if St John Ambulance is for you.
Info tel: 01772 252239
Lancashire Local Involvement Network (LINk) Want a say in how your health and social care services are planned and provided? LINks replace the Public and Patient Involvement Forums (PPI Forums), that replaced the Community Health Councils (CHC). The Lancashire LINk is overseen by a Board made up of lay representation from the Lancashire public, voluntary organizations and community groups. Join the LINk and help to make a change. You can decide how active you want to be – from just receiving the Newsletter and responding to occasional consultations to being a member of one of the groups and standing for election to the LINk board. Find us on Facebook
A special web site on skin and skin care, set up by Dr. Phillip Harrison
of from the Dermatology Department of Lancaster Royal Infirmary
If you know of links, either NHS or other, that you think people would
find useful, please let us know.