CANDU IN THE COMMUNITY
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. as well as offering support at our city centre home, we also reach out to people from the most isolated communities who may be experiencing barriers such as financial hardship, social isolation and cultural stigma developing & delivering age-appropriate, culturally sensitive activities for cancer patients and their families.
CANDU team members offer a drop-in service on the last Friday of every month at the Ardler Cafe from 11.30 - 3 pm. We provide information, a listening ear and wellbeing activities during these sessions. All are welcome.
HELP WITH TRANSPORT COSTS
If you need help with transport costs to attend appointments, make use of existing support services such as Maggie's, CANDU or Tayside Cancer Support or if your partner or family need help while you are receiving treatment we can provide discretionary bus passes (thanks to our friends at Xplore & Stagecoach). GET IN TOUCH to find out more 01382 525395.
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.