Belong at Home – Margaret River
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm Prior to merging with Belong at Home, BESS Home & Community Care was an independent local organisation servicing clients in Margaret River since 2009 and the City of Busselton since 1981.In 2017, in order to keep the best aspects of our local service, BESS made the decision to join the fantastic team at Belong at Home. Joining with Belong at Home meant the organisation is in excellent condition to prosper and grow into the future. The Margaret River location has 10 staff and 29 volunteers striving to ensure we provide the best personalised services tailored to our individual client’s needs.
Margaret River Community Centre ER and Crisis Support
Bus tickets, fuel food vouchers, showers & laundry service, food boxes and single serve food parcels, blankets cooking equipment, financial counselling, tax help, jp service, pharmacy bills, other help on request.
firstname.lastname@example.org 97573200 workdays Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (9am-2pm)
Self-referral during office opening Mon- Fri (9am -1pm)
Margaret River Community Pantry Food support
Fresh & pantry food bags made from donations and rescue food. Food donation baskets in all three supermarkets during the year. $10 bags!
Death & Dying Matters AMR
Our aim is to normalise and to bring dying and death back into community so that all can be involved in a process that is natural, inevitable, healing and holistic.
Accommodation in Bunbury – Kalemera House
Breast Cancer Care WA
PATS (assisted travel scheme)
Cancer Hub is a collaboration between Canteen, Camp Quality and Redkite to help families impacted by cancer more easily access the different practical and emotional support services they need. https://cancerhub.org.au/services/
Solaris Cancer Care Southwest
Cancer Treatment Centre
Carey Park WA · (08) 9791 1559
Cancer Council WA
Cancer Council helpful services;
- Accommodation in Perth – Cancer Council WA offers comfortable, convenient ‘home away from home’ accommodation for eligible, regional cancer patients and their carers who must travel to Perth for assessment and treatment (subject to availability). Our two self-catering accommodation lodges in Perth are a home-away-from-home for country cancer patients and their carers. In the 2016/17 financial year, 4,711 cancer patients and carers stayed with us at one of our lodges while they accessed treatments and appointments in the metro area.
- Cancer Connect – Talking to others who understand what you are going through can help ease the burden of a cancer journey, whether you have cancer or are caring for someone who does. Cancer Connect is a telephone based, peer support program which can link you with a trained volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience.
- Cancer counselling services – If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer, you may find it helpful to talk to a professional counsellor who has experience in dealing with cancer related issues.
- Cancer support groups – Support groups offer a confidential supportive place to share experiences, learn from and connect with others affected by cancer. Our groups are run by trained facilitators and can be face to face, online or by telephone.
- Complementary therapies – Complementary therapies are supportive therapies that can be used alongside cancer treatments to improve general wellbeing and quality of life.
- Life Now – Meditation, yoga and exercise classes can help benefit the overall emotional and physical health of people affected by cancer. These classes are available at various locations and can be accessed by cancer patients, and their carers.
- Look Good…Feel Better – Look Good…Feel Better is an exciting, national program dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Programs are open to all women, men and teens who have a cancer diagnosis.
- Wig service – Our free wig service has an extensive range of wigs, turbans and scarves. These may be borrowed for as long as required while going through cancer treatment.
- Cancer information and resources – We provide a range of resources including booklets, brochures, fact sheets and CDs on cancer types, cancers treatment, living with cancer and what to expect when cancer treatment is over. Many of these can be found on our publications page.
- Cancer Council 13 11 20 – Any of our services programs or resources can be accessed by calling our nurses on 13 11 20 between business hours. Our nurses can help point you in the right direction whether you are a newly diagnosed cancer patient, a health professional or even a student learning more about cancer care.
- Legal and financial planning advice service – Cancer can change many things including how you manage financially. If you need assistance with financial planning or other legal or financial matters, we may be able to connect you to a lawyer or financial planner who may be able to assist you (subject to eligibility).
- Practical and hardship financial assistance – We understand that cancer treatment can put enormous strain on your resources and that sometimes a little help can go a long way. We maybe able to provide financial and practical assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment (subject to eligibility).
- Regional support services – Even if you are based outside the Perth metropolitan area, our regional support services can offer you support close to home. Cancer Council support coordinators are located across the state and can provide information, emotional support and complementary therapies. They may also help you to cope with the side effects of cancer treatments.
- Workshops and information seminars – We run a range of education workshops and information seminars throughout the year to help you learn more about living with cancer and how to cope with some of its challenges.