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Cancer support in Sheffield

Cancer can be emotionally, physically and financially draining. In Sheffield there are a range of services that try to help and might make some of the problems you and your family may be facing, easier.

Weston Park Cancer Charity

Help is here for anyone affected by cancer.

If you or someone you know with cancer needs help, advice or support, we are still here during the Covid 19 pandemic. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. When you call we are here to help with:

  • Advice from healthcare professionals, if you want to discuss symptoms or treatment
  • Legal and financial advice including information about benefits, which you may be eligible for
  • Practical help, such as support with delivering shopping
  • A listening ear, if you’re feeling low, need emotional support or just want to talk to someone.

It’s free, confidential and open to anyone living with cancer, not just Weston Park patients. 

Call: (0114) 553 3330.





Cavendish Cancer Care

Cavendish Cancer Care is a local charity which  provides support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer, including children and young people. 

As well as the chance to talk in confidence, Cavendish provides telephone and online support, including counselling, body based therapies and nutritional advice. 

We also have a well established  Buddy  Service where trained volunteers who have either had cancer themselves or have cared for someone with cancer can phone you to offer some additional support. This support is provided free of charge.

For more details visit: You can fill in a self referral form on the website.


Call: (0114) 278 4600 and leave a message and contact details and a member of the team will call back.

You can also visit us at the Cavendish Cancer Information Hub in the Moor Markets and talk to one of our information workers.

Other support groups and services

SOHAS - Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service specialise in giving people with cancer advice on:

  • Reasonable adjustments in the workplace
  • Return to work plans
  • Your rights at work
  • Work related benefits.

Call:  0114 275 5760.


Sheffield Age UK offer a range of services working with anyone over 50 including:

  • Advocacy service
  • Advice
  • Combating loneliness projects.

They also run a Cancer Support Service. If you’re living with or recovering from cancer, or if you’re caring for someone with cancer, you might need a little extra support to help you to regain your independence.

Sheffield Age UK’s Cancer Support Independent Living Service is a three-month package of support. Support includes things like organising for aids and adaptations for your home, increasing benefits where eligible, or connecting you up to local activities and transport.
The cancer support service is free, and supported by Weston Park Cancer Charity and Macmillan. It’s targeted at people aged 50 or over in Sheffield who are living with and beyond cancer.

Call: 0114 250 2850.



Active Everyday will talk to cancer patients about their lifestyle needs and ways to become more active; offering personalised advice from physical activity and cancer specialists, helping you find enjoyable activities close to where you live.

Call: 0114 225 5645.



Twitter: @active_everyday.


You are entitled to a prescription for a wig if it's your treatment that's caused your hair loss. You can get this from your hospital consultant. This can then be used at certain wig shops that accept NHS prescriptions but still usually at a cost.

Wig shops in Sheffield



Has a wide selection of stylish and comfortable headwear for patients managing hair loss during and after treatment.

They provide advice and practical information about the types of headwear available and can demonstrate how to tie scarves. You can also purchase specialist headwear.

You can find Headways at the Patient Space located on the MRI Corridor, Ground Floor at Weston Park Hospital. Open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm.

Call: 0114 226 5390.

Trends – NHS Wig supplier

337 Glossop Road, S10 2HP.

Call: 0114 276 8676.


Millers – NHS Wig supplier

Entrance in College St. Rear of 447 Glossop Road, S10 2PR.

Call: 0114 266 5829.

The following link will take you to a list of salons near you that can cut and style your wig:

Transport to appointments

Sheffield Door 2 door.

Community transport provider. Has re-opened a limited Door 2 Door service from 1st July 2020. This will initially be the City Ride service only.

Call: 0114 276 6148 for details of how they intend to operate the service.



Call: 01709 51 51 51

website: or ‘Text your next bus’ by texting your stop number to 64422.

Last Updated: 25/08/2020
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