Friends of the Charles Clore Unit

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer or another serious, progressive illness, can be a devastating experience. At the Charles Clore Day Unit , in Newbury, we aim to help and support local people in just such a predicament.

People with cancer and other life threatening illnesses face fears and uncertainties. They often have to undergo unpleasant and debilitating treatments that can have a significant impact on their quality of life.

The Charles Clore Unit offers active holistic care; management of pain and other symptoms. The provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. The goal is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families.

This care is provided by team of health professionals and volunteers who together are able to respond to unresolved symptoms and complex psychosocial issues and offer a support system to help people live as actively as possible at any stage in the course of their illness.

Simply put, the Unit offers advice, activities, opportunities and support to patients who are having problems coping, either physically or emotionally with their illness. We also arrange access to a range of therapies, such as relaxation, reflexology and aromatherapy together with advice on coping with hair loss. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the unit gives people the opportunity to meet with others who are in a similar situation.

A group of volunteers from the Charles Clore Day Therapy Unit has recently got together to form a fundraising group and are specifically trying to raise funds to buy a disabled adapted vehicle to bring patients to the unit. The new group, called �Friends of the Charles Clore Unit� is actively seeking support from the local community.

West Berkshire Community Hospital,
Beenham Hill,
London Road,
RG18 3AS

Tel: 01635 273725