WESSEX Cancer Trust is providing additional services for anyone needing emotional support through their cancer treatment or recovery during the lockdown.

The charity is urging people living in Dorset, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight to get in touch if they need it.

Since the first lockdown last March, Wessex Cancer Trust has been evolving its services to ensure support is available and easy to access from home, while its cancer Support Centres remain temporarily closed.

Colette Cowan, Wessex Cancer Trust’s Head of Services, said: “This is likely to be an anxious and isolating time, and some people living with cancer will need us more than ever.

"The majority of our clients are being encouraged to shield and some will have had their treatments delayed, are waiting for test results, or are worried about how they will now travel to their appointments."

In a recent survey, 78% of clients told said the things they most valued were having someone to talk to or feeling part of a community.

To help, Wessex Cancer Trust can be contacted, by calling: 023 8067 2200 or emailing wct@wessexcancer.org.uk

It has also introduced a number of new support sessions which can be found at: www.wessexcancer.org.uk/services-timetable