About Us

Since 2004, Rotherham Cancer Care Centre has been supporting local people who have cancer or have been affected by cancer. Through one to one assessment we give people time to talk about their fears and concerns and provide complementary therapies and/or counselling to improve quality of life.

Working with the NHS

We work alongside the NHS and offer professional counselling and complementary therapies.

Our team of skilled counsellors and complementary therapists specialise in supporting those with cancer.

Our services are provided free of charge. Anyone affected by cancer can access our free of charge packages of support by simply calling us on 01709 375729.

What to Expect

Upon contacting the Centre, we will offer an appointment for an initial assessment with one of our assessors, during which you will be given the time to talk about your thoughts and concerns.

Your assessor will help you sort out your thoughts and together you will decide how best we can support you. After choosing an appropriate therapy, your next appointment will be made for you before you leave.

Our trained professionals will work closely with you to give you individually tailored support at critical times, helping you to find ways to adjust, cope and improve the quality of your life.Following your course of therapy sessions you will be reviewed to check your progress.

Getting Help

You can self refer to the Centre, there is no need for a referral from your health care professional although they will very often provide you with our details and suggest you contact us by phone to make an appointment.

You will be given an appointment with one of our assessors who will listen to your story and together you will make a plan of care, based on your concerns and needs. We will provide you with a number of sessions with one of our therapists.

You will be reviewed at the end of your course of treatment to assess any improvement in your ability to cope with your concerns and feelings. We would expect that you will have seen a real improvement in your ability to cope with your concerns and feelings. You will be made aware that you can return to the Centre at any time in the future should you feel the need.

Our Model

We follow the same model of care as Cavendish Cancer Care and believe that people affected by cancer have individual needs that cannot always be fully addressed by their health care providers and social support networks.

We offer a place for people to talk, and someone to help them deal with the way cancer has affected them and their life. We became an independent charity in 2012 and began operating as Maples Cancer Care in 2017, returning in 2020 to Rotherham Cancer Care centre.

Cancer survivors face numerous physical, psychological, social, spiritual and financial issues for the remaining years of their lives. People affected by cancer often feel a variety of emotions from fear, to anxiety, anger, depression and loneliness. We are here to help local people.

Our Vision

To improve the quality of life for people living with cancer by providing emotional and psychological support to them and their families where and when they need it most.

People affected by cancer have individual needs that cannot always be addressed by their health care providers and social networks. We offer a place for people to go to talk and get emotional support to help them deal with the way cancer has affected them and their life.

Our Mission

To provide care and support to Rotherham residents affected by cancer.

People affected by cancer have individual needs that cannot always be addressed by their health care providers and social networks. We offer a place for people to go to talk and get emotional support to help them deal with the way cancer has affected them and their life.

Our Values

All the staff and volunteers work hard to make a difference, and work together to make a real, positive impact for people affected by cancer. We act in the best interests of our patients, our supporters and our staff and are accountable for our activities.

We value people’s differences and opinions and treat people with respect and courtesy. We set ourselves high standards to provide the services we do and believe the care and support provided makes a real difference to our service users.

The Team

Meet the team, the Trustees, Therapists, and Assessors.

With my colleges on the Board I will endeavour to see the centre continue and progress to provide the very worthwhile community facility.

I have lived in Rotherham all my life and have been closely involved in business and community areas since my early 20's. The Junior Chamber movement in my younger days and then later as President of the Rotary Club of Rotherham.

I am also a Rotary Ambassador for Polio having contracted Polio in 1948. At the age of 74 I still work full time as an architectural and planning consultant in Rotherham.

He was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Healthcare and the Community.

Stephen has been a GP in Rotherham since 1982; he has particular interests in Mental Health and Palliative Care. He has been involved in the development of Rotherham Hospice, fundraising from the start and working there since it opened.

Stephen is active in the BMA and Rotherham Round Table, currently being secretary of the former and Chairman of the 41 Club (Old Round Table). Stephen has been a Trustee of Rotherham Cancer Care since January 2016 and is currently Chairman.

When I was invited to become a trustee, I had no hesitation in accepting

Born in Derbyshire Jane moved to Rotherham in 1982. She worked in General Insurance for 10 years and has worked in Financial Services for the rest of her career. Jane lives with her partner Tony and has two children.

Her first hand experience of the effects of cancer was on younger family members and friends. Being a trustee is as an opportunity to become actively involved in fundraising to help provide support to other cancer sufferers and their families.

It was a great privilege to become a trustee and be part of a team to continue to support the centre to ensure the service can continue.

Ruth has three of her own children and has worked, teaching and supporting in schools for over 17 years, working with children from birth – 16 years until she became a childminder in 2018. A job she loves and finds very rewarding.

Ruth became a Trustee for Rotherham Cancer Care after having her own experience with the effects of cancer. “After using the centre, myself, I realised how important a service like this is to Rotherham residents. Somewhere to go for support in a warm, friendly, non-judgmental environment.

I feel it a privilege to work with clients who share their thoughts and feelings with me.

Vanessa is a retired nurse, her last 15 years of nursing was at Rotherham Hospice. Whilst there Vanessa trained to become an Assessor at the Cavendish Centre in Sheffield.

Vanessa worked there for a couple of years prior to Rotherham Cancer Care Centre was up and running. Clients share their thoughts and feelings with me, that they have probably felt unable to tell their family and friends.

Joanne qualified in reflexology in 2008, and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists.

Joanne came to work at Rotherham Cancer Care Centre in July 2004. She has worked in her own therapy practice and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists.

Joanne is following in her Father’s footsteps, as he worked as a therapist at Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield until he retired in 2014. Joanne is also qualified in the NADA 5-point Acu-Detox Protocol, providing auricular acupuncture for cancer patients.

Qualified as a complementary therapist in 2007 and joined Rotherham Cancer Care Centre in 2009.

She has previously volunteered at Rotherham Hospice where she provided therapies and bereavement support. and when she is not working at Rotherham Cancer Care Centre, Dawn provides therapy services on behalf of Cavendish Cancer Care within their outreach service at Weston Park Hospital.

Dawn has also been a volunteer therapist for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in the past.

Jayne has her own complimentary therapy practice and joined Rotherham Hospice in 2015 and since joined Rother Cancer Care.

Extending her support for the local community by offering complementary therapies to those managing cancer.

Jayne is qualified in Reiki, Remedial massage, Reflexology, and is a member of the professional bodies NAMMT and AoR.

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Address

93 Badsley Moor Lane, Clifton, Rotherham S65 2PS