Maggie’s Leeds is bringing its professional support for those living with cancer into people’s homes.

The centre, in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital is no longer seeing people, but the professional staff are supporting people in their own homes through phone, email and social media.

People like Allison who took part in yoga through Zoom.

She said: “The yoga class has inspired me to continue with yoga and at the moment this is really helping with my emotional wellbeing”.

And Daniella who accessed support from their Benefits Advisor over the telephone.

She said: “Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me.  You were there when I needed you”.

Maggie’s will be running other groups via Zoom, please check social media and website for details.  Or give them a call.

Maggie’s Leeds Centre Head, Amanda Procter said: “We understand how the current situation increases stress and anxiety levels for people undergoing treatment, as well as family and friends, so we are doing all we can to bring our support into people’s homes.

“People can ring or email us for one to one support with a cancer support specialist and benefits advice but at a time when people are isolated from each other it is wonderful to bring people together through social media in a way that also helps them to manage their stress and anxiety.”

Since Maggie’s opened its first centre in 1996, the charity has developed a programme of support that is proven to help people with cancer and their loved ones take back control.

Maggie’s Leeds relies almost entirely on voluntary donations to be able to offer this high quality, professional support.

 To find out more about Maggie’s Leeds, please contact:

0113 4578364

leeds@maggies.org

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