Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus Cancer Care

Charity information

Tenovus Cancer Care

*support people affected by cancer: delivering treatments, on our specially designed Mobile Units, support and advice in the community
*provide social support, i. E. Sing with Us choirs
*run a nurse-led Freephone Cancer Support Line (0808 808 1010): open from 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year
*run a nurse Callback service for cancer patients
*deliver health and wellbeing interventions in the community, helping people reduce their risk of developing cancer
*invest a £1 million annually in research

Founded 1943

  • Mission statement

    We aim to help prevent, treat and find a cure for cancer by delivering innovative, research-led cancer prevention, treatment and support in the heart of the community.
    Our notable achievements in 2016-2017 included:
    - over 5,000 patients have received treatment, including chemotherapy, in the heart of the community on our Mobile Cancer Support Unit in the past three years
    - our Unit offers counselling, entitlements advice and an on-board health check
    - our specialist advisers have helped over 600 patients and their families with financial worries and concerns during the last 12 months
    - 1,184 people received help and support from our Cancer Support Team last year
    - currently, we fund nineteen PhD Studentship projects covering a wide range of subjects, from the development of new drugs and treatments to the social and practical implications of a cancer diagnosis
    - we have developed the Tenovus Innovation Grants to fund innovative, people-focused research projects that cover the whole cancer journey
    - we have developed a proactive telephone chemotherapy call-back service that helps us provide support to patients working with their consultants at the time they need it most
    - we have established a Telephone Counselling Service
    - we have carried out a number of health checks and awareness days in communities that suffer from disproportionately high incidences of cancer.

  • Aims

    Tenovus Cancer Care aims to:

    • To provide support and treatment to cancer patients and their families closer to home in unique ways.
    • To represent the needs of cancer patients and their families.
    • To conduct and fund research to improve cancer outcomes and experience.
    • To work with communities to develop and implement realistic cancer prevention and healthy lifestyle programmes.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1943

    Registered Charity Number: 1054015

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 152

    Part time staff: 105

    Volunteers: 2018

    Phone number: 029 2076 8850

    Address: Gleider House, Ty Glas Road, Llanishen Cardiff CF14 5BD

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