Future Dreams House will provide invaluable support to those suffering from breast cancer.
No-one should have to face cancer alone, without a support structure that can keep you going through the worst days of treatment. Happily, London took a big step in the right direction recently, as it’s been announced that a new therapy centre for breast cancer patients will open up in Kings Cross, offering free support and therapy for cancer sufferers.
This is invaluable work, even before you consider that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death amongst women under 50. Future Dreams House, as the project is known, will be the new home of relocating cancer charity Breast Cancer Haven, and is named to recognise the strong support that fellow charity Future Dreams has given them. It’s set to open on Birkenhead Street in late 2020 – after a quick refurbishment – and continue the charity’s efforts to provide personalised counselling, free one-to-one talking therapy, and physical support to breast cancer sufferers.
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The new building will allow the charity to help 2000 new patients a year (up from 900 per year at their current Fulham home), by providing services that aren’t available from an over-worked, under-supported NHS. That’ll make it the largest specialised breast cancer support centre in London, and with support offered outside of working hours, it’ll be flexible for those patients who need to fit it around work and family commitments.
Better still, Breast Cancer Haven can offer support to family and friends, and if patients can’t make it into the centre, they can use the charity’s online self-help videos instead. It’s a ray of light in the darkness of a cancer diagnosis, and we can only hope more support centres like this follow.
Featured image: Breast Cancer Haven
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