Dimbleby Cancer Care
Dimbleby Cancer Care was established in memory of Richard Dimbleby by his family in the late 1960’s, and exists today to offer care and support to people with cancer and to their families and carers through two main funding streams: the Dimbleby Cancer Care Information and Support Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and through an annual Research Fund looking at all issues in the field of cancer care.
Dimbleby Cancer Care works with the NHS to support the drop-in centres at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. The staff work alongside doctors, nurses and other health professionals offering support and information to anyone affected by cancer, be they patients or families / carers. All services are free of charge and include:
- Psychological Support
- Benefits Advice
- Support groups
- The information centres
- Complementary Therapies
To find out more about the services and where they are located, visit our website or call 020 7188 5918
Additionally, Dimbleby Cancer Care spends up to £0.25 million per year in the area of cancer care research. We are one of the only charitable funders in this vital field - less than 5% of all cancer research funding is spent on researching the care needs of cancer patients, their carers and families, and how best to meet them.
With more of us living longer with cancer we believe it is vital that cancer care is improved and made available universally through first class research.
Whether through looking at the problems experienced by older carers, or the challenges of sharing cancer information with children, Dimbleby Cancer Care is actively funding research most others don’t.
As a charity, Dimbleby Cancer Care operates with a minimal workforce of just two part-time staff. This enables us to direct our funds to where it really makes a difference. We rely solely on donations to ensure that our work continues into the future.