It is a CANDU priority that people affected by cancer in Dundee are able to access services which are holistic and supportive and can help them live their best life albeit with a cancer diagnosis. Compassionate Spaces reaches out to people from the most isolated communities who experience barriers such as financial hardship, social isolation and cultural stigma developing & delivering age-appropriate, culturally sensitive activities for cancer patients and their families.
The team visit venues across the city creating warm, welcoming spaces for people to find out about cancer and try out support activities including complementary therapies, mindfulness nad therapeutic arts and crafts.
We also provide social support activities for people living with cancer such as Blether@Blend coffee & cake evenings, theatre nights and private cinema screenings.
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Outreach activities break down cultural and social barriers to cancer support within communities where there may be stigma around a cancer diagnosis or where financial and social disadvantage limit access to available services.
Cases of cancer are highest in Dundee's poorest areas and CANDU are dedicated to addressing the needs of patients affected by socioeconomic disadvantage.