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Organisation Details

Address Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre , 30 Harvesters Way, Wester Hailes
City/County EDINBURGH
Post Code EH14 3JF
Locality South West 
Telephone
Website
Email rossi.d.westerhaven@gmail.com
Activities
  • Advice/Information
  • Carers
  • Counselling
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support
  • Social Care
Description

The Wester Haven, is a Big Lottery funded information and support Centre which has been open at 30 Harvesters way, EH14 3JN, since 2013.

It is staffed by a project coordinator and a clinical lead and trained volunteers who will complement existing services by providing emotional and practical support for anyone affected by cancer.

West Haven supports people living in South west Edinburgh who are affected by cancer, including carers, family members and the bereaved.

The centre offers a range of services including information and support, complimentary therapies, counselling, benefits advice and group work.

Background to the service

The pilot service will complement existing services provided by The Health Agency, statutory health (primary care and acute) and social care services, charitable and voluntary services. The service will provide a drop-in facility, an appointment system & will develop other services in response to locally identified need. It will provide a local point of support for people living with cancer who often feel frightened prior to treatment and after the treatment phase is completed.

Outreach Support

At the time of a cancer diagnosis, Wester Haven will fill a void in existing care pathways by bolstering coping mechanisms and the availability of information within their own community at that very difficult time prior to engagement with oncology treatment. After discharge from secondary care, the service will continue to nurture and support people living with cancer and their families/carers, and promote a return to active and productive life for survivors.

The aim is to provide a service in South West Edinburgh which is an area of multiple deprivations and for the community to be actively involved in the development of services so it meets the needs of local people.

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