Every year, more than 28,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in London, facing tough questions, exhausting treatment and difficult emotions that can range from anxiety to loneliness and isolation. These challenges affect not only those with cancer, but their family and friends too.
Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need. They are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; friendly places to meet other people; calming spaces simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea.
Our aim is to be there for anyone and everyone with cancer across London, offering a programme of support based on evidence proven to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing. There are 18 Maggie’s Centres across the UK, online and abroad, including Maggie’s West London, built in the grounds of Charing Cross Hospital, which has been supporting people with cancer in the capital since 2008. We are now working in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to build two new Centres – Maggie’s Barts and Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden – which will extend our support even further across London.