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29 OCT 2019 Network “Support & Information for Cancer patients and their families”

11.45 am - 1.30 pm Hindu Community Centre, Albert Road, Ilford

This event is one of our quarterly public network meetings and everyone attending will receive a very warm welcome so please save the date and come along.

It aims to raise awareness of the support that is available in Redbridge in the community for cancer patients and their families.  Cancer affects many people and it is often the case that people do not know how to offer support to an individual and their family following diagnosis.  This therefore will be a great opportunity for people with pastoral responsibilities in their communities to enable them to signpost appropriately to the help that is available but may not be common knowledge.

Speakers from different organisations (including two Redbridge GPs) will give short introductory talks about cancer screening services, symptoms to look out for and highlighting the help that is available in the community. Information will also be given about local support groups, complementary therapies, cancer rehabilitation exercise on referral scheme, telephone support lines, support for children and teenagers.

There will be a break in the programme for people to browse the information stalls and speak directly to professionals and voluntary organisations.

The venue is fully accessible and close to bus routes and car parks - just a few minutes walk from Central Library in Clements Road . From Clements Road just walk through the underpass next to the library which takes you into Mildmay Road, turn right at the end of Mildmay Road into Albert Road and the Community Centre is just a short walk along (after the Islamic Community Centre).  There is a car park in Mildmay Road accessed via Albert Road.

Please do contact the office if you can help publicise this event - posters are available.

Also please be aware that the Macmillan Mobile Information Bus will be in Ken Aston Square, Barkingside (outside Fullwell Cross Library) on Friday, 11th October from 9am to 2pm.  It travels all around the country and is in great demand so we are very fortunate that it is coming to Redbridge.

The poster is available to download here