01745 445168

National Support



Arthritis Research UK
Publications can be downloaded or hard copies ordered (free of charge) online or by telephoning :-
0870 850 5000


Beating Bowel Cancer
Information can be downloaded or hard copies ordered (free of charge) online or by telephoning :-
08450 719300

Breast Cancer Care
Publications can be downloaded, or hard copies ordered on-line, or by completing and posting the Breast Cancer Care Order Form.
All booklets are available free of charge
Information can be provided in Braille and Audio by contacting the publications team :–
0845 092 0808

British Association of Dermatologists
Patient information fact sheets can be downloaded from the website. Includes information on skin cancer awareness, skin cancer and other skin conditions.


Cancer Research UK
Information available on-line (printable from website)

Carers Trust Wales
Information, support and advice for adult and young carers
0292 009 0087

Carers Wales
Information and advice to carers including how to get support and financial help
029 2081 1370

Changing Faces
Support and information for adults and children who have any sort of disfigurement.
Information can be downloaded free of charge. Hard copies can be ordered for a charge – please refer to the website for applicable charges.
0845 4500 275

Colostomy Association
Factsheets are available to download only. Booklets can be downloaded or hard copies ordered (free of charge)
0118 939 1537


ENT UK (British Association of Otorhinolaryngology UK)
Patient information leaflets are free to download. There is a charge for hardcopies – please refer to the website for details of how to order and applicable charges.


Gov.uk – the official UK government website for citizens
The website provides information on various topics such as health and wellbeing, caring for someone (allowances and support services) money, tax and benefits etc with links to other sources of information


Health Challenge Wales
A website providing and signposting to information to help improve health. Publications are downloadable from the website.

HM Revenue and Customs
Information about tax and benefits after a death


James Whale Fund For Kidney Cancer
Booklets can be ordered by telephoning :-
0300 111 0143 (Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm or downloadable from website.

June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
Booklet available to download or can be ordered free of charge
0114 274 4420


Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
Patient information covering all the blood cancers and related disorders. Leaflets are available free of charge and can be downloaded or ordered online.
020 7405 0101 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Lymphoma Association
The Lymphoma Association provides emotional support and information on a range of issues to anyone with lymphatic cancer and to their families, carers and friends.
FREEPHONE Helpline 0808 808 5555


Macmillan Cancer Support
Publications can be ordered by FREEPHONE telephone:
0800 500 800
or online at :-
Information Sheets can be downloaded from Macmillan website.
The CD-ROM is available to order online or by contacting the above telephone number.
All booklets, CD’s and CD-ROMS are available to order free of charge.
Patient Helpline No 0808 808 00 00 (free)
For those hard of hearing use textphone 0808 808 0121 or Text Relay
Interpreters are available for Non English Speakers

Marie Curie Cancer Care
The website provides information about Marie Curie services and help with finding supportive information.
Publications can be ordered by telephoning :-
0800 716 146
or ordered online or downloaded :-

Mesothelioma UK
A national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support & improved care and treatment.
0800 169 2409


National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs
Provides pre and post-surgery support with information on living with a laryngectomy/pharyngo-laryngo-oesophagectomy
Information can be downloaded from the website or by telephoning :-
020 7730 8585

National Council for Palliative Care
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

National Osteoporosis Society
Publications can be downloaded or hard copies ordered (free of charge) online or by telephoning :-
0845 130 3076
Helpline 0845 450 0230

NHS Choices
NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a wide range of information about symptoms, conditions, treatments and NHS services. The website aims to help people make informed choices about their health and find the services and support they may need.
If you are feeling unwell and would like a telephone health assessment, you can call the NHS 111 service free of charge from any phone.
Calling for NHS advice – use the 111 service

NHS Direct Wales
NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day. You can call the help line number if you are feeling ill and are unsure what to do, or for health information on a wide range of conditions, treatments and local health services. For patients’ safety, all calls are recorded. Calls are charged at local rates.
The website lets you learn more about your health through an A-Z encyclopaedia. You can also search local NHS services such as dentists, pharmacies or support groups.
0845 46 47

North Wales Cancer Network Patient Forum
The North Wales Cancer Network Patient Forum is a voluntary group of people who have been affected by cancer. It enables patients, family and friends to have their views heard and to help improve the quality of cancer care.
More details can be found on the Forum website which also includes a comprehensive directory of sources of information and support in North Wales:
Or get in touch using the contact details below:
01745 445168


Oesophageal Patient Association
Support for patients and their families by providing information leaflets, arranging patient support meetings and providing a telephone support line. Information leaflets are free or charge or can be downloaded from website.
Helpline 0121 704 9860 (Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Office of the Public Guardian
Information on what can be done to choose somebody of trust to make decisions on your behalf about your finance and property or health and welfare.
Information and forms downloadable from the website or by telephoning :-
00300 456 0300
(Monday – Friday 9am-5pm – Except Wednesday 10am-5pm)
Text phone 0115 934 2778 for those with speech or hearing difficulties with access to a textphone.


Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Their booklet can be ordered (free of charge) on line or
020 7679 9366

Prostate Cancer UK
Publications can be downloaded or hard copies ordered (free of charge) online or by telephoning :-
0800 074 8383
Helpline 0800 074 8383


Relate Cymru
Relate Cymru works in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to offer free, confidential counselling about the emotional impact of cancer on family and relationships to people affected in North Wales.
01492 535140

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Publications and DVD’s are free to those affected by cancer. Information is available online or by telephoning :-
0800 358 7200 to order copies.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
An on-line mental health resource for the public and professionals


Tenovus Cancer Care
A free telephone support line for both carers and patients across Wales. Regionally based advisors offer face to face advice and support on a range of legal and practical issues including benefits and financial advice.
0808 808 10 10


Wales Cancer Bank
Wales Cancer Bank collects, with consent, samples of blood, fluids and tissue from patients across Wales for research purposes.
Information available to download
Main contact telephone no: 029 2074 3243
Local Area contact nos:
Bangor: 01248 384384 ex 5262
Haverfordwest: 01437 764545 ex 2532
Newport: 01633 234236
Swansea: 01792 205666 ex 6156

Wales Cancer Research Network (WRCN)
Wales Cancer Research Network (WRCN) supports cancer clinical researchers in Wales. The website holds a Research Portfolio of cancer studies open in Wales
Main contact telephone no: 029 2019 6821
Local Area contact numbers:
North Wales: 01745 448681
South East Wales: 029 2019 6194
South West Wales: 01792 285301

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