Our Model of Care
Maples Cancer Care
Rotherham Cancer Care Centre (Maples Cancer Care) was established in 2004 with the help and support of Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield. We believed that Rotherham residents should have access to the same level of support provided by the Cavendish, without the need to travel to Sheffield.
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 (Rotherham Cancer Care Centre) in 2012 and began operating as Maples Cancer Care in 2017.
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.
- We will work with you and help you to: adjust to cancer, improve your emotional wellbeing and improve quality of life
- Our support is free of charge to anyone affected by cancer
- We see people at all stages of illness even when people have returned to their work in the community but still feel the need for support.
- You might be caring for a partner or a parent who has cancer – carers can attend the Centre independently even if the patient is not attending.
- While conventional medicine treats the disease, Maples Cancer Care takes care of the emotional effects of cancer, through complementary therapy and support
"The moment I walked through the door, I knew I had made the right decision to attend the Centre. Everyone at the Centre is kind, compassionate, understanding and caring, and to talk to people who understand how I was feeling made such a difference to me"
“it is such a comfort to me to know that this Centre exists and that I can rely on the staff there when I need them. After so many appointments at different hospitals It was like a breath of fresh air and so calming. They gave me the skills to be able to deal with my fears and concerns which has enabled me to regain a quality of life”
“I live alone and found my diagnosis very frightening, especially not having someone to talk to about how I was feeling. I didn’t know what to expect on my first visit, but I was put at ease immediately. Talking to someone was the main benefit for me and I looked forward to my sessions each week”