Cancer support

We work closely with a range of services and organisations to ensure people who with cancer can access any support they might need.

Vine House

Vine House and Croston House offer free professional and confidential support to patients and their carers, families and friends.  They provide :

Counselling, therapies and psychological support, with one to one counselling to individuals, couples and families. Single or group activities are also offered with relaxation, meditation, and visualisation sessions. Complementary therapies include aromatherapy and reflexology
Family support and bereavement service for adults and children
The Bereavement Service Co-ordinator also available to give advice to local communities on topics such as loss and bereavement in the workplace, and caring for bereaved children.

 Vine House can offer advice about benefits, finance, travel insurance, cancer prevention, treatment side effects, hair loss, and general information.   Email


Vine House welcomes visitors, feel free to call in for a chat.

Vine House Cancer Day Care Centre
22 Cromwell Road
01772 793344

This service offers support to anyone who has been affected by cancer.
(9.00 to 5.00pm Monday to Friday)



Other support and advice

Benefits Information

Benefit enquiry line – 0800882200 – information and leaflets on social security benefits and pensions


Carers Allowance Unit –
Palatine House, Lancaster road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1NS
01253 856123


Attendance allowance/Disabled living allowance/ motobility and mobility


Department for Work and Pensions


Macmillan Cancer Support


Lancashire County Council Welfare Rights Service

This service helps you, your family and your friends, with claims for the whole range of social security and local authority benefits and tax credits. Whether you are unemployed, sick, disabled, a pensioner, a carer, on low wages, or finding it difficult to manage, their aim is to ensure that you get your full entitlement to benefit.

Preston Office:
58/60 Guildhall Street

Chorley and South Ribble:
Crescent House
2 Sandy Lane
01772 643800 

Hyndburn, Rossendale & Ribble Valley
6 – 8 Birch Street
01254 301141

Lancaster and Wyre
Room 1.2.8
White Cross, South road

West Lancashire
Lower Ground Floor
Skelmersdale Library Building

Pendle and Burnley
19/21 Carr Road
01282 470570