Our Mission

Providing therapies, help and support free to people of all ages affected by cancer throughout North Lancashire & South Cumbria.

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The strength to step forward.
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Our Vision
To give people the strength to step forward.

We help people discover their capacity for life when times are tough - with the professional help, emotional support and collective strength to face whatever is next.


Our Values

We are PERSONAL

When we look at people, we don't see their condition, their condition, their trauma or their fears. We see individuals, each with a complex mix of experiences and emotions, challenges and hopes. Helping them starts with recognising, respecting and valuing it all - in all our clients, in our supporters and in each other.

We are COMPASSIONATE

Caring for others is a powerful tool. It might seem like the softest of skills, but its our way of making a huge, heavy-hitting impact. When we start each day with kindness and sensitivity, we will end it having touched people's lives for the better.

We are INSPIRATIONAL

Human spirit is miraculous. People's capacity to get back up, to look past what life throws at them - its our inspiration and our purpose. With a healthy dose of our own spirit, we help people find their strenght and courage. To cope, to rebuild and to move forward.

We are PROFESSIONAL

Our vast experience, our qualifications and training, our tried-and-tested approaches - these are the tools that we use to make a difference in people's lives. It's why CancerCare approach a difficult job with confidence, and its why our clients can approach us with trust.


Aims and objectives

  • To improve the wellbeing of local people of all ages affected by cancer and bereavement
  • To raise community awareness of CancerCare’s therapy services and strengthen established links with key local health & wellbeing organisations
  • To provide flexible services to meet the needs of local communities and to use our resources wisely

It was as if CancerCare wrapped their arms around our whole family.

The craig family testimonial Sue Craig Counselling client from Dalton-in-Furness

I was very sceptical at first as I wasn’t sure how it would help but I can honestly say it has made a massive difference to my life. After I have had a treatment from Liz, I feel so much better. On a scale of one to ten, I feel like a ‘nine’ and revitalised.

Michael callan testimonial Michael Callan Reflexology client from Barrow, Michael Callan

I was catastrophising, always imagining the worst about situations, but David helped me to think things through and together we could work out practical ways to alleviate the uncertainties I had. We didn’t always spend 45 minutes talking about cancer. We talked about other things that were on my mind too, like the COVID restrictions or my dog Willow needing an operation of her own. It was all part of feeling better.

James thorpe testimonial James Thorp Counselling client from Lancaster

I was in a bit of a bad state mentally, so I contacted CancerCare. I can’t describe what a difference counselling with Jan has made. She was immediately so welcoming and supportive and has a gift for helping you talk your way round to where you need to get to which has enabled me to face the future with positivity.

Mark grayson testimonial Mark Grayson Counselling client from Lancaster

Just having someone to listen is wonderful and she encouraged me to challenge and explore the way I was thinking about things, past and present, and that helped me ‘re-frame’ the way I was feeling.

Rachel eardley testimonial Rachel Eardley Bereavement counselling client from Kendal

Our supporters and funders