York Against Cancer Opens the Doors of The Leveson Centre
06 Mar 2023
This February we were excited to open the doors of The Leveson Centre, our brand-new support centre for people living with cancer, to visitors on a drop-in basis. Within the Centre’s first few weeks we welcomed more than 170 guests.
Our aim with The Leveson Centre is to provide a safe space for anyone affected by cancer to find support and advice, away from a clinical environment. We are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm for anybody to pop in for a cuppa and a chat, host a support group meeting, or simply take a look at what we have to offer. In the coming months, the Centre will expand to encompass a wide range of services, such as complementary therapies, financial and benefits advice, psychological support, and health and wellbeing activities as we welcome more service providers to our ranks.
So far, The Leveson Centre has successfully hosted York’s Prostate Support Group on the Centre’s very first day of opening. Led by Koren Atkinson and Fiona Ayre from the Urology department at York hospital, this saw twenty prostate cancer patients from across the region meeting at the Centre, after being unable to gather for the last three years due to COVID-19. Already, three further visits have been booked by the group for later this year.
York Against Cancer CEO, Julie Russell, says, “We are thrilled to open the doors of The Leveson Centre, offering a space for cancer patients and support groups to meet again, after a challenging few years. We know how vital it is for people affected by cancer to have access to the right kind of care and advice, this Centre will be a great resource for the local and regional community. We are very grateful for the wealth of support we’ve had so far in helping create our vision into a reality.”
The Leveson Centre is the first of its kind in the region, and we are committed to making it a safe, supportive environment for anyone who may be struggling to cope.
An official launch event is planned for later this year, but in the meantime, feel free to pop in for a chat.
Find out more here.
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