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NHS Services & Helplines
Foot Care
Health and First Aid Training
Other Local Health & Wellness Resources Online
Centres / Clinics
Practitioners, Counsellors & Therapists
Health Support Groups
Carer Support
Fitness (inc Yoga, etc)
See also Sports


Search NHS Services for local health services.
Lists GPs, Consultants, Hospitals, A&E Depts, Dentists, Chemists, Opticians.

NHS North Lancashire
(aka) North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care Trust
Morecambe Bay Health Authority ceased to exist as from 31 March 2002. Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust replaced it but was itself replaced late in 2006.
North Lancashire Primary Care Trust is the current incarnation for this area, which got off to an unhealthy start with a directive to save £11.8 million over 2006/7.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Health Trust
Aka Morecambe Bay Health Trust - covers hospital services.

Out of Hours Urgent GP Service - Bay Urgent Care provides out of hours urgent care to temporary or permanent residents of Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth and the surrounding area. To contact a GP outside surgery hours, you can call through your own Doctor's surgery or phone this service direct.
Tel: 0300 123 1144

Morecambe Bay Cancer Information: A Guide for Patients and Carers (pdf download)
If you, your relative or your friend has been diagnosed with cancer it can be a very difficult time. What does living with cancer mean? What happens next? Who can help? Where to get advice and support? This leaflet is a guide to local services.

Healthier Living with HIV is contracted by the local authority to provide locally accessible social care support services for the diverse needs of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Lancashire.
Services include peer support, advice and information, counselling, social care support and promoting health and wellbeing whilst challenging the stigma and resulting isolation that remains for many living with HIV.
To find out more about Healthier Living with HIV visit the website or phone the Preston HQ on 01772 253840.

National Aids Trust
NAT is the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. We provide fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources. We champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change.

Lancaster GUM Sexual Health Clinic
Ashton Community Care Centre, Pointer Court (off Ashton Rd), Lancaster, LA1 4JT
Phone: 0845 0590 015
Opening times: By appointments only.
Telephone line is open 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Lancaster GUM can offer appointments for STD (sexually transmitted disease) tests, HIV tests and chlamydia screening within 48 hours. Counselling, advice and ongoing support are also available through this clinic.

Mental Health Helpline (Lancashire Care)
Freefone: 0500 639 000
Open Monday to Friday 7pm - 11pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 noon to 12 midnight

Mental Health Support Centre
The Helm, 1st Floor, Telephone House, Fenton St, Lancaster, LA1 1AB
(please note The Helm is not wheelchair accessible).
Tel: 01524 840521
A community drop in service for people (age 16+) with mild to moderate and severe to enduring mental health issues.
Also offers: IT support, Cafe, hot lunch served daily. Regular activity sessions.
Helping people with mental health needs obtain personalised support.
York House, 76 Lancaster Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QN.
Tel: 01524 409905.

Prostate Cancer Confidential Information + Helpline
Tel: 0845 300 8383

Smoking Cessation Service
For help to stop smoking.


Alex Burch
Morecambe Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

Highfield Crescent, Morecambe LA4 4DH.
Tel: 01524 426964
The clinic specialises in the assessment and treatment of spinal conditions, joint problems and sports injuries.
Muscle imbalance and movement problems are treated using manual techniques and are complemented by rehabilitation programs and/or exercises prescribed for the patients to do at home.. Approximately 95% of injuries are related to soft tissue damage. With correct use of stretching and myofascial/neural release, proprioceptiive training, muscle conditioning, and physical exercise it is possible to restore normal function. The practice is approved by BUPA, AXA PPP and all major insurance companies.

Alisdair Denholm
(Sports Therapist)

Registered with The Society of Sports Therapists
Revive Sports Therapy & Massage
11 Elgin Street, Lancaster, LA1 3DG
Tel: 07580382943
Fully trained and qualified specialist in the assessment and treatment of sporting injuries. If you have an injury then we can use a range of techniques to get you fit again and back to your sport as quickly as possible.
We also treat many every day injuries from neck pain from sitting at a desk to manual labour injuries. Additionally, if you have muscle tension through work or exercise then we have a range of massage techniques which can release the tension.
Appointments are available at short notice and no doctor referral is required. There are discounts for students and massage gift vouchers available.
Call us directly and book an appointment.

Diane Lord (State Registered,Chartered Physiotherapist, MSc Exercise and Rehabilitation)
Physio-4u, Pure Leisure, Lakeland Leisure Village, Borwick, Carnforth LA6 1BH
Tel: 07947 727 533 Email:
Patients of all ages with varied problems from neck, back and limb joint problems, joint replacements, sports injuries and inner ear dizziness attend the clinic.
Treatment/rehabilitation may include ‘hands on treatment’ to loosen joints and muscles, electrotherapy to relieve pain, swelling and help to promote healing and exercise programmes either at home or in the gymnasium or hydrotherapy pool at the clinic to strengthen muscles and joints.
Anybody can refer themselves to the clinic, with or without communication from your GP. The clinic is also registered with all the major insurance companies such as AXA PPP and BUPA so that you can reclaim your payments.

Lakeland, Bay & Pennine Physiotherapy, Sport & Soft-tissue Injury Clinic
University of Cumbria Sports Complex, Lancaster Campus, Lancaster LA1 3JD
Sue Shields' Face & Body Spa, 60 Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9LE
Tel: 01524 590999 / 07801 424115
All our physiotherapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and bring health, education, clinical practice and research together.
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Specialises in the examination, assessment, prevention, treatment and management of a wide range of soft-tissue, joint and musculoskeletal problems of the spine, upper and lower limb.
Our experience includes the private, NHS and military sectors, as well as working with elite individual athletes/sport and display teams in large public events and arenas.
We also offer by arrangement a physiotherapy service specialising in women's health.
Some appointments can be made available at Sue Shields' Face & Body Spa in Carnforth, subject to availability by prior arrangement.

Physiofusion Ltd
150a Greaves Road, Lancaster, LA1 4UW
Tel: 01524 874 649
We specialise in hands-on physiotherapy and treat a wide range of problems from back pain and sports injuries, to headaches and arthritis. Our physios are all experienced, registered and Chartered and we love treating complicated and long-term problems! Our physios treat using hands-on techniques, as well as acupuncture and we also offer massage too.
We are open evenings and weekends, and we have free parking directly outside, as well as ground floor treatment rooms if you struggle with mobility.
On our website, you can Ask A Physio A Question – a chance to get some free advice and see how we might be able to help you.



Bay Foot Clinic
07548221482 / 015242 21343
email -
Caroline Adamson RGN, SAC Dip FHPT, SAC Dip FHPP, MRFHP offers a professional domiciliary foot care service in the Morecambe Bay and South Lakes area which is flexible, convenient and personal.
Member of the UK Register of Foot Health Practitioners. Registered General Nurse with over 20 years of experience within public healthcare.
Services include: Foot health check- Care/advice provided to a wide range of patients including patients with Diabetes, Arthritis, Obesity and Mobility problems
Nail Trimming
Reduction of thickened nails
Removal of corns and callus
Management and treatment of fungal nail infections, ingrowing toe nails and cracked heels
Diabetic foot car
Infection control is a priority in my work. My equipment is sterilised using professional Autoclave sterilisation equipment for your foot health treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Physiofusion Ltd
150a Greaves Road, Lancaster, LA1 4UW
Tel: 01524 874 649
We provide chiropody or podiatry to help to get rid of hard skin, corns, to treat nail problems and foot pain. We also provide orthotics to help with the balance and structure of the feet. Our Podiatrist is highly experienced (20 years!), qualified, society and state registered.
We are open evenings and weekends, and we have free parking directly outside, as well as ground floor treatment rooms if you struggle with mobility.
On our website, you can Ask A Podiatrist A Question – use the Physio form - a chance to get some free advice and see how we might be able to help you.



A.C.C.E.S.S Counselling:
Offers Counselling and Caring Emotional Support to individuals aged 14 yrs and over. The service is offered by volunteer qualified person-centred counsellors. All our counsellors are BACP members and enhanced CRB checked.
We offer Family Mediation and Therapy for families who are not getting on, or have a mutual upsetting experience.
We can facilitate Self-help groups or other Therapeutic groups the community can use.
We are open to suggestions for services the community would find therapeutically beneficial.
Could you benefit from someone caring and qualified to talk to in confidence? Contact our friendly staff:
Tel: 01524 39138, Mob: 07432846799,
FB: Affordable Counselling,
Trinity Community Centre, Middle Street, Lancaster. LA1 1JZ
This service is a not for profit community interest company registration no 7968733.

Acupuncture in Lancaster for health and well being by experienced practitioner, member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Contact Joop Brouwer on 07792 644402 or go to

Bashful Alley Centre
Bashful Alley (Off King St), Lancaster, LA1 1LF. Tel: 01524 844299
Therapy and wellbeing centre has a range of session rooms for groups / individual practitioners to hire.

Castle View Clinic
7 Rydal Road, Lancaster LA1 3HA
Tel: 01524 67707
A friendly, family-run health centre specialising in the treatment of illness using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The clinic is run by Cathy and Mark Chapman.
Mark holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical Science and TCM. He is also a qualified MD from Beijing's School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has worked and studied extensively in clinics and hospitals in the UK and China. Mark predominantly uses herbal medicines and acupuncture to treat a wide range of internal illnesses.
Cathy has been a therapist since 1998 and has a BSc in TCM as well as diplomas in Massage and Aromatherapy. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Cherry Trees Practice
Cherry Trees, Sunnyside Lane, Lancaster, LA1 5ED
Tel: 01524 64258
We provide Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Acupuncture in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, very close to Lancaster city centre.
There is free street parking for all our clients.

Dacrelands Clinic
Tel: (01524) 69864 or 39450. Fax 01524 848155
Aldrens Lane, Skerton, Lancaster, LA1 2DU.
(Corner of Aldrens Lane and Owen Road (Skerton Triangle)
Founded in 1989, the Clinic rapidly became established in the community and now has a large team of qualified and registered practitioners.
Therapies include: Alexander Technique; Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine; Aromatherapy; Bach Flower Remedies; Bowen Therapy; Buteyko (Breathing for Asthma); Chiropody; Homoeopathy; Hypnotherapy; Medical Herbalism; Osteopathy; Psychotherapy; Reflexology; Remedial Massage; Sports Therapy; Touch Healing.
Open between 9.00am. and 6.00pm. Monday to Friday, although individual practitioners may have differing working times. Reception is closed between 1.00pm and 2.00pm. Also open on Saturday mornings.

Healing Hands Wellbeing Centre
14 Owen Rd, Lancaster, LA1 2AR
Tel: 01524 848483.
A range of massage treatments, plus beauty treatments and waxing.

The Holistic Centre
Borans Lane, Middleton Road, Middleton.
tel: 01524 853553.
(part of Primrose House Trust, a charity for young people with profound physical + learning disabilities and their carers.) The centre caters for disabled as well as able-bodied people with classes in Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Alexander Technique + energy management courses.

St John's Hospice
Slyne Road, Lancaster LA2 6AW. Tel: 01524 382538
The hospice is housed in a modern purpose built building and set in extensive beautiful and peaceful grounds on the Northernern edge of Lancaster. We have 21 beds for inpatients and provide up to 45 day care places each week and hold palliative out patients' clinics. Our aim is to provide a holistic support for patients, their families and carers. To do
this, as well as our doctors and nurses, we provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy, spiritual, bereavement and social work support. Although based in Lancaster we welcome referrals from GPs from Garstang to Ambleside. We work closely with all other cancer and palliative services in
the area. To find out more visit us at



Love Me Love LifeDawn Bentley
Well Being Specialist and Founder of LoveMeLoveLife
Mob: 07807785515
Email -
LoveMeLoveLife specialises in helping people change their life into one they love. We offer an '8 Steps to Loving Life' programme packed with workshops and One to One sessions.

Sarah Blackler, Counsellor
17, Belle Vue Terrace, Greaves Rd, Lancaster,
Lancashire, LA1 4TY
Tel: 01524 555816
Experienced and qualified professional counsellor offers confidential counselling with a wide variety of personal and relationship problems. For more information visit

Chryssie BurgessChryssie Burgess BA Hons, MIFPA, ISA, FSB -
Health through Balance

99 Sibsey Street, Lancaster LA1 5DQ (correspondence address)
Tel: 07815 466006
An international teacher and lecturer, Chryssie is a fully trained therapist with more than 17 years’ experience in Complementary Health Care. She creates a personalised plan for every client in one or a number of her fields of expertise, offering follow up advice and support on request.
Chryssie offers single or combined treatments in Clinical Aromatherapy, Massage, Healing, Reiki, Body Energy Work and 7th Sense Consultations.
Chryssie runs training programmes in Self Development, Well-being, Stress Management, Massage and Aromatherapy, as well as a unique Awareness Body Massage course validated by the International School of Awareness (IsoA).

Wet-felting studio Open Doors

Throughout November
Every Tuesday and Friday (except 18th)
Between 3pm and 6pm
Drop in for a cuppa and watch me making and shaping felt for various projects.
You might even get to help out…
No need to book, just pop along to The Storey gallery on the 1st floor and text me you are there.
I’ll come out and get you straight away.


Room B5, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH
Call Chryssie : 07815 466 006
Email :

Chapchat Counselling
Linda Chapman BA (Hons), MBACP.
Here to listen!
Qualified and experienced to emotionally support individuals with many issues including:
Abuse, Trauma, Bereavement, Relationships, Depression, Self-esteem, general feelings of un-rest
I have worked for several years with adolescents and have extensive training in this area.
I also have additional training working with the experience of trauma and loss.
I offer a no obligation 30 minute introductory session free of charge so contact me today on: 07804913618 or email for an appointment

Cherry Trees Practice (MRSS),
Shiatsu, acupressure and acupuncture
Cherry Trees, Sunnyside Lane, Lancaster LA1 5ED
Tel: 01524 64258
or Tracey Kennedy (Dip Ac. Cert Ed.) ACUPUNCTURE

Mary Dowson,
Remedial Massage

The Treatment Room, Hindburn Cottage, Wray, Lancs. Tel: 015242 21147

Dr Jo Elliot
Lancashire Clinical Child Psychologist
Tel: 07582 674 413
Lancashire Clinical Child Psychologist Dr. Jo Elliott provides assessment, treatment and training for behavioural difficulties, autism, sleep difficulties, anxiety, low mood and other issues in children with or without learning disabilities.
She works mainly in the areas of Preston, Chorley, Lancaster, Blackpool, Blackburn, Bolton and Wigan but is very happy to travel further.

Mike Eyre BA Hons Dip Couns
Astrology offers a deeper perspective from which difficult emotions are seen as vehicles for growth rather than something to either deny or helplessly endure.
Your birth chart may also show strengths and sources of satisfaction that you could further develop, and where potentially productive energy is currently frustrated.
Readings, forecasts (psychological rather than event-oriented) and chart comparisons are available for babies, children and adults.
I approach consultations without judgement or trying to influence. All matters discussed by us, as well as your chart and birth details, are treated confidentially.
For more information please visit
or telephone 07754778615 (and I'll call you back)

Rebecca Field RSHom LNWCH Homeopath
Registered and Licensed Homeopath working in clinics in Lancaster and Staveley near Kendal.
"Homeopathy is a safe and effective medicine that recognises you as an individual and stimulates your body to heal itself. Homeopathy can be used to help a wide range of ailments, be they physical or emotional. For example, chronic fatigue, insomnia, stress, grief, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, menopause symptoms, eczema, asthma, chronic colds, injuries, etc."
For information on consultations tel: 07999 052808
or email:
The website: has further information about Homeopathy.

Alan J Hedges BSc, D,Hyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH
Clinical Hypnotherapist
Tel: 0800 865 4971
As well as being trained in advanced hypnotherapy techniques I have been trained to use Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I can help with a wide variety of problems including smoking cessation, weight control, phobias, panic and anxiety, pain control, addictions, abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); my website has a fuller but still incomplete list, you are welcome to telephone or e-mail me to ask if I can help in any particular case.
I hold clinics within Dacrelands Clinic, Aldrens Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2DU and in Kendal.

Jonathan Hirst
For help with : confidence; self-esteem; personal change; motivation; emotional blockages; stress and anxiety; substance problems; self-expression.
Based in central Lancaster.
I work creatively with drama, movement, art, music and voice.
Contact : Tel : 0783 707 9230
Email :

Dr Charlotte Holmes,
Clinical Psychologist in Lancaster, providing psychological therapy for adults with mental health problems.
Dacrelands Clinic, Aldrens Lane, Skerton, Lancaster, LA1 2DU
Tel: 01524 69864, Fax: 01524 848155
I am a Clinical Psychologist with in excess of 10 years clinical experience. I am registered with the Health Professions Council, registration number PYL16628 ( and am chartered with the British Psychological Society.
I use time-limited evidence-based psychotherapies, most commonly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I can help with a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, bereavement.
To refer yourself or someone else, please contact me. I accept self-referrals or referral via GPs or other health professionals.

Wendy Jones
A Safe, natural method for the relief of asthma and breath related disorders. Wendy Jones, physiotherapist, teaches buteyko in Lancaster and the North.
Tel. 01524 848078 mobile: 07717248300.

Aurea Kelvin
Complementary Therapist
Aurea offers deep tissue massage, full body massage, pregnancy and postnatal massage, chair massage, hypnotherapy, reiki, and intuitive holistic healing at her private practice in the Freehold area of Lancaster. Warm and professional, she creates a safe, respectful and comfortable environment for her clients. Aurea also offers on site massage for workplaces and events.
New clients offer: Tell me that you found me on the Virtual Lancaster website, and get £5 off your first session. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and can only be used once per client.
Please contact Aurea at:
Tel: 07779 232866

Dawn Keyse
RSHom LCPH Cert Ed NLP Master Prac
Tel: 07515 426670
I trained for four years at the College of Practical Homeopathy from where I graduated in 1995. Since then I have added qualifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Flower Essences, Natural Nutrition and Kinesiology. All of these enhance the homeopathic prescription.
Visit my own website and find out more.
Book a free 15 minute consultation to discover that this is the best solution for you.

Martin Knowles
Shiatsu Therapist
A relaxing yet invigorating whole body therapy, combining acupressure and massage techniques to rebalance the bodies own energy resources.
Martin uses shiatsu and pelvic correction to treat all conditions from stress, back pains, and injuries to digestive, hormonal and mental imbalances.
Caton Green - home visits available
Tel: 01524 771598 Email:

Judy Mellor
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner (EMDR Europe)

Consulting at the BMI Lancaster (formerly Nuffield) Hospital, Meadowside, Lancaster, LA1 3RH and at 1, Queen Square, Lancaster.
Tel: 01524 770351
E-mail :
Judy is an experienced clinician, having practised in the NHS for over thirty years. She offers a range of psychological therapies for adults with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues and other emotional difficulties. Psychological approaches include EMDR therapy (for trauma and anxiety-related problems), psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy(CBT), psychosexual and relationship counselling, and systems–centred approaches.

Ceri Mumford
Alexander Technique
(MSTAT), Alexander Technique Teacher
Fully qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique, working from central Lancaster and the Tara Centre, Harpers Mill, White Cross.
Tel: 01524 555861

NO HANDS Massage Clinic, Morecambe
Northumberland Street, Morecambe, LA4 4AU
Tel: 01524 415345
Recently opened, the NO HANDS Massage Clinic in Morecambe offers one-off and ongoing treatment for anyone looking for therapeutic Massage. NO HANDS Massage takes the powerful and ancient therapy of Massage to a whole new level — you really do need to experience it in order to understand it, which is why we say...
Take time out... just feel it
Contact us for our great introductory offers or for more
information. Tel: 01524 415345 or

Sean O'Donnell
MSc PSIP, PgD, APIMH, BSc (Hons) CBT, RMN, Dip He RMN, EDMR Level three trained.
BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychological Therapist.
Member of EDMR Association UK and Ireland.
Experienced in using CBT and EMDR for a variety of different disorders such as anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, substance misuse and alcohol problems. Home visits in the Lancaster and surrounding areas or session rooms are available.
Experienced CBT supervisor for clinicains undertaking CBT courses.
Tel: 07919 0333 46.
Email :

William Roscoe
Lancaster Acupuncture
Telephone: 0789 1111773
William Roscoe practices traditional acupuncture in Central Lancaster. Home visits if required.
He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and registered with Lancaster City Council.

Julia RussellJulia Russell AMH, MGNI, MIFR, ITEC
Herbalist, Iridologist, and Therapeutic Massage Practitioner
Julia is a multi-disciplinary practitioner who has worked in the field of Natural Health since 1989. She is fully qualified and insured. She practises Herbalism, Iridology, Reflexology, and offers a range of Massage Treatments including Relaxing Massage, Deep Tissue Bodywork, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, and Pre-and Post-Natal Treatments. Julia also runs herbal workshops and foraging walks throughout the year.
Consultations are available in central Lancaster and Heysham.
For further details, tel: 01524 33389
or email (web form).

Sarah Rycroft ITEC, MICHT
Massage & Reflexology Therapist.
No Hands Massage ®, Thermal Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage and Reflexology.
Workplace & Mobile visits.
The Smithy, Lodge Lane, Wennington, Lancaster, LA2 8NW
Tel: 015242 21166

Graham Spavin
Scotforth Counselling and Psychotherapy

81, Scotforth Rd, Lancaster.
Tel. 01524 69684
For confidential and non-judgemental help and support in many personal areas; personal growth and change, confidence and self-esteem building, relationship difficulties, divorce, loss, anxiety, stress and hopefully finding more fulfilling ways to live your life. May your journey begin!

Veda West
Herbalist BA BSc PgDip MNIM

135, Lancaster Rd, Carnforth, Lancs, LA5 9EE
Tel: 07511693765
Veda is a qualified medical herbalist with 6 years of clinical experience. Veda offers 1:1 consultations. Herbal medicine takes an holistic approach to health care, using plant-derived medicine to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms. It emphasises the individual and the importance of tailoring treatment to suit each person's needs. A unique combination of several herbs are prescribed to support each person.

Richard Wyatt
Person-Centred Counsellor. DipHE. MBACP
My belief is that being in relationship with another person has the power to heal and enable growth. It is this philosophy that is the foundation of counselling work and has helped thousands of people over the years to work through any difficulties they might be having in their life.
I work in Central Lancaster and offer a flexible working package. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am a qualified diploma graduate from the University of Cumbria.
Prices vary depending on ability to pay.
Please contact me for further information or visit my website to find out more.
Tel: 07896122496

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Alzheimer's Society (Lancaster + Morecambe)
Alzheimer's Society North Lancashire
The Rowan Suite Blackpool Centre for Independent Living
259 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9JL
T : 01253 696854
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.00pm
The Alzheimer's Society is a national organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Alzheimer's Society staff and volunteers provide both local information and over 2,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to people affected by dementia in their communities. Services in the Lancaster and Morecambe area include registered home care for people with dementia and dementia advisors, whose main priority is to provide advice, information and support to people living with dementia, as well as their carers. Further services include the dementia support worker service, whose role is to provide advice, information and emotional support on a 1 to 1 basis to carers of those with dementia. Services include home visits or office appointments, Dementia Cafés, Singing for the Brain and a Peer Support group.

Breathe Easy
Self help group + charity for people with chronic lung conditions and their carers + families. The group meets meet on the third Wednesday of the month, 2pm, at VVV Health & Leisure Club, The Shore Coastal Road, Hest Bank.
New members welcome. Tel: 01524 852853

A Breath for Life
Charity. Support and assistance group for families with severely sick children. Naturopathic clinic offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy. tel: 01524 855422

Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST
Tel: 01524 381820 email: or visit us at
A local charity offering psychological, social, spiritual, and emotional support, individually or in groups, together with advice, information, practical help, and an extensive range of complementary therapies to cancer patients, their carers and their families in North Lancashire and South Lakeland from our main centres at Slynedales, Lancaster and The Lakes Centre, Kendal. Additional support is offered in the three main local hospitals (Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow-in-Furness), and at weekly Drop-in centres in Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal and Ambleside.
CancerCare Cafe 10am – 12 noon, last Friday of every month at Slynedales, Lancaster. Free parking. Tel:01524 381820
Bay Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meets 7.30pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month at Cancer Care, Slynedales. The group is made up of men with a recent diagnosis and their partners are also welcome to come along and join in. Speakers from Urology & Oncology Depts + diet, acupuncture, advice, support, tea, buns & chat. Tel: 01524 381820
Breast Cancer Care Group
Slynedales, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 381820

The Depression Alliance
Tel: 020 7633 0557
Information about depression + local services

Down's Syndrome Family and Carers' Group
Appletree Children's Centre, Milking Stile Lane (off Willow Lane) Lancaster LA1 5QB. Tel: 01524 64132
A group starting for families and carers of people with Down's Syndrome.   The monthly meetings are at the centre on a Saturday from 10am - 12 noon
For further information please contact Appletree Children's Centre on 01524 64132

Hearing Voices Group
Meets regularly at the Gregson Community Centre, Lancaster. For anyone who hears voices and wants to meet others who do for support and friendship. upstairs. FFI Liz tel: 01524 586200.

Heart Concern
A Lancaster based Support Group whose interests and activities are concerned with people in Lancaster, Morecambe and District, who have coronary heart disease or other heart conditions.
Meets 1st Tues of the month (except Aug) 7.30pm St Thomas Centre, Marton St, Lancaster. Meet others with heart problems. Family & friends welcome. Info tel: 01524 67859.

Lancaster & Morecambe Birth Group
Email lmbirthgroup AT gmail DOT com
We are an independent network of women in the Lune Valley and Morecambe Bay Area who are interested in learning and sharing experiences about labouring and birthing at home. We meet regularly in Lancaster in order to provide information and support to women who are pregnant and considering their options and rights in childbirth.

Lancaster District Peer Support is a recovery and well-being club for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. 

Lancaster, Morecambe + Dist. Homebound + Disabled Fellowship
Weekly meetings, speakers, entertainment and trips out.
tel: 01524 67581 Transport can be arranged.

Mental Health - CCrAMHP – Lancaster
(Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental Health Practice)
For all who are passionate about sustaining creative and critical practice in mental health. Open to mental health practitioners, students, educators, service users, carers and others with an interest in engaging in discussion and debate, reciprocal learning and support. Share critical and creative ideas and develop strategies for putting them into practice.
The group meets from 6-8pm on the last Monday of each month at the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster.
Contact Bob Sapey ( or Jill Anderson (
Additionally we have a discussion group using Google Groups. If you would like to join, please email Bob Sapey.

MIND (Lancashire)
Lancashire Mind is governed by an Executive board, which is composed of people with an interest in Mental Health issues and a number of service users who have full voting rights on the Committee. In addition to the Association Office (AO), we provide a range of day services, supported housing, floating support and health & wellbeing activities to local people suffering from a range of mental health needs. All our services are designed to be outcome focused, aimed at promoting independence, confidence and self esteem.
See website for info.



St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance Hall, Alice Street, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5NH. Tel. 0844 770 4800
Founded in 1890, the Morecambe St John Ambulance Corps is the oldest voluntary organisation in the town. Offers first aid and more specialist training at a wide range of levels.



Lancashire Local Involvement Network (LINk)
Want a say in how your health and social care services are planned and provided? LINks replace the Public and Patient Involvement Forums (PPI Forums), that replaced the Community Health Councils (CHC). The Lancashire LINk is overseen by a Board made up of lay representation from the Lancashire public, voluntary organizations and community groups. Join the LINk and help to make a change. You can decide how active you want to be – from just receiving the Newsletter and responding to occasional consultations to being a member of one of the groups and standing for election to the LINk board.
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Bay Skin Care
A special web site on skin and skin care, set up by Dr. Phillip Harrison of from the Dermatology Department of Lancaster Royal Infirmary

If you know of links, either NHS or other, that you think people would find useful, please let us know.




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