Paul’s Cancer Support enable people affected by cancer, through community based care and support, to find new strength, resilience and their own way of coping with the challenges cancer brings.
As cancer will affect 1 in 2 of us in our lifetime, we were interested to learn from this update of the help that Paul’s Cancer Support can offer to sufferers and their families and we were very glad to have been able to help support this service
The Hospital Saturday Fund generously gave us £2,000 funding towards the salary of our Wellbeing and Support Officer, who carries out holistic needs assessments that match people living with cancer to therapies of value to them and co-ordinates therapy delivery. This helped us to provide 179 complementary therapy sessions to Paul’s clients during the period from April 2019 to March 2020. Therapies include massages (aromatherapy, biodynamic and shiatsu), craniosacral therapy, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, reiki and Scarwork. Client feedback is very positive: 86% of clients rated our touch therapies as “excellent” and 9% rated them as “good”. Following craniosacral therapy, one client told us it has “greatly improved my cancer treatment side effects. The therapist is very caring and amazing with what she does. Given me a better quality of life.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our centre has been closed since March. We are planning a phased re-opening from early August. In the meantime we are, and will continue, providing our clients with other services that improve wellbeing without increasing risk of covid transmission, such as telephone/digital hypnotherapy, a mindfulness course and Zoom singing and yoga classes.
Katy Cox, Interim Chief Executive
To find out more about this Charity, please visit https://www.pauls.org.uk/