Maggie's Oxford - Maggie's Centres

Maggie's Oxford

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Maggie's Oxford can help.

"I highly recommend visiting Maggie's to all the patients I meet. In the hospital we are great at providing the medical expertise but patients need so much more when living with a diagnosis of cancer. Maggie's can offer help with many of the other challenges."
Dr Clare Jacobs, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Cancer support 

Get free one-to-one help and information from our professional team or join groups and activities that are right for you.

A calming space

Come in for a cup of tea, meet people who understand what you're going through or just take a moment to gather your thoughts.

Alongside the hospital 

We're the wooden treehouse building just off Roosevelt Drive.

Meet the team

What's on: Tuesday 21 September

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Stories from our centre

Elaine's story – learning to live life beyond cancer

How Maggie's “Where Now?” course helped me to look to the future.
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Deborah’s story – I needed help with my finances

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Pete's story – I learnt the importance of sharing experiences

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Fundraise for us

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Maggie's Culture Crawl Oxford

02 Oct 2021

Join us for a 5 mile walk and see some of Oxford's most iconic venues.

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Virgin Money London Marathon

03 Oct 2021

Run for Maggie's at the Virgin London Marathon in 2021 and support people with cancer.

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Run Local

01 Jan to 31 Dec 2021

Take part in a Run Local event near your home and help support people with cancer.

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Oxford Half Marathon

17 Oct 2021

Join Team Maggie's at the Oxford half marathon on Sunday 17 October and raise money to help support people living with cancer and their family and friends.

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Getting here

Maggie's Oxford

at The Patricia Thompson Building, Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Oxford OX3 7LE

Getting here by:

We are located within the grounds of the Churchill Hospital, opposite the Cancer and Haematology Centre off Roosevelt Drive.

The easiest way by sat nav is to enter our postcode OX3 7LE. 

There is no dedicated parking – the nearest car park is Car Park One.

From the Cancer and Haematology Centre make your way to the main exit – as you leave the hospital, we are on your right hand side across the car park.

Designed for you...

Our beautiful tree house opened in 2014. It was designed by Wilkinson Eyre as a sympathetic and caring retreat, in tune with its wooded surroundings.
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Proceeds from Stoneletters book to support Maggie’s Oxford

When Hannah’s mother passed from cancer two years ago, she wanted to raise funds and support a local cancer charity.

After hearing about Maggie’s through a friend, she later visited Maggie’s Oxford and was impressed by the welcoming and warm space, and the wealth of support people have access to.

My husband, Fergus, has a studio and makes fine headstones. He had talked about writing a book to share his wealth of experience in guiding people in choosing a headstone, so the idea was born to combine the two and write the book to sell in aid of a charity. And after visiting Maggie’s, I knew it was the perfect charity to support.

Hannah Wessel, Stoneletters

The book is a great resource and aims to take the stress and anxiety away from the process of choosing a headstone.

Stoneletters' donation will help us to continue to provide the vital support that makes such a difference to people with cancer, their families, and friends.

Buy your copy at www.stoneletters.com/book and help support Maggie's Oxford. 

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Coronavirus and Maggie's

Our priority is, as always, to support people with cancer in the best way we possibly can through this difficult time.

We are ready to welcome you in a way which adheres to all local and Government guidelines.
 

Are the centres open?

Yes, we can support you in all of our centres.

You don't need to make an appointment, just come in.

We can also still support you on the phone and by email too.
 

How are you protecting people in the centres?  

We’ve made careful plans, in line with Government guidelines, to keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible.

We have the highest standard of hygiene and the centres are frequently cleaned.

If you come to see us, please:

  • Wash your hands – when you arrive and when you leave
  • Use hand sanitiser – available throughout every centre
  • Wear a face covering – visit the gov.uk website for more information
  • Don’t get too close – we ask everyone to keep a two-metre distance.
     

NHS Track and Trace – will I need to give my personal details if I visit a centre?

Yes, we are now required to collect your contact details if you visit us. This is so the right people can be contacted if there is a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus.

You can find more information about how we will collect your data and how and when it will be used in our privacy notice.
 

Can I get cancer support over the phone? 

Yes, we can support you over the phone, through email and online.

You can call our general support number and we will direct your call to your nearest centre​​​​​​.

A Cancer Support Specialist, Benefits Advisor or Psychologist will either take your call straight away or get back to you as soon as possible.

Call: 0300 123 1801 
Email: enquiries@maggies.org

You can also call a centre directly for support. Search for your nearest centre to find their contact details. 
 

Can I get cancer support online? 

There are lots of ways we can support you online:

We are also on social media and regularly post about how we can support you at this time. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.
 

Can I get cancer support on weekends and bank holidays?

We are open, and here on the phone and email, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm except on bank holidays.

 

Do you have any advice for people with cancer worried about coronavirus?

Yes, if you have questions, we can help. Call 0300 123 1801.

There's also some guidance produced by the One Cancer Voice charities in partnership with NHS England. It has information if you are:

  • living with cancer now
  • have had cancer in the past
  • worried you have cancer
  • friends, family and carers

Read the One Cancer Voice guidance on cancer and coronavirus
 

Where can I get information about restrictions in my area?

You can check the coronavirus restrictions in your area of the UK by visiting the relevant government websites:

Are Maggie’s fundraising events still happening?

Any fundraising activity that involves group participation has been postponed. Please check the event pages to find out more.

However, your support is needed now more than ever and it’s vital that we keep fundraising going during this time.

There are lots of ways you can continue supporting us at this time including making a one-off donationsetting up a regular gift or taking on a virtual fundraising challenge.

 

We will do everything we can at Maggie’s to give the best possible support to people with cancer whether it be in our centres, online or over the phone. We know this is a particularly difficult and worrying time and we are here for you. We are also committed to helping our colleagues in the NHS in every way we can.

Laura Lee, Maggie’s CEO

 

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Supporting you with money worries

Being diagnosed with cancer can lead to money worries, which can have a huge impact on how you're feeling, adding to anxieties and uncertainties at an already stressful time. I can help.

Many people are fearful. They lose their financial security and they’re worried about how this will impact the people they live with.

It’s easy to forget, but even travelling to the hospital can be an enormous cost for some people. Especially as many treatments can last for a year or more. 

People can feel a bit anxious about making an appointment with me, but it’s really straightforward. 
 

Here’s how we can help

Right now, our Benefits Advisors are here for you in our centres, on the phone and over email.

Find your nearest centre for contact details.
 

What a benefits session involves

  • First, you fill in a quick form to help us get a picture of your circumstances. 
  • Then we talk about how you get to your hospital appointments to see if we can help with your travel costs. 
     

What benefits are available

  • If you were employed you may be able to get sick pay or Universal Credit. 
  • If your mobility has been impacted you may be able to claim the disability allowance, PIP. 
  • Funding from other charities: for example, someone under 25 with cancer could get a one-off grant.

The help I give means people can stop worrying about their finances and focus on their treatment.
 

Making a difference

It’s never just about money. There are so many examples of how we’ve been able to make a huge difference to people’s lives. 

Vincent was really worried about not being able to pay his rent. The benefits we were able to access not only covered his rent but were higher than his earnings.

Vincent’s living conditions were poor, but we helped him get permanent one-bedroom accommodation. This really boosted his morale and helped him better cope with his diagnosis and treatment. 

Haitham was caring for his Dad who had cancer. He was very distressed as the council were threatening to evict him from his home and re-house him far away from his Dad and other family members.

We intervened, and the council agreed to keep the family together so he could continue to look after his Dad.
 

The impact of coronavirus 

Many of the people I support have been furloughed and then faced redundancy.

That’s hard enough for anybody but going through a cancer diagnosis at the same time can make these situations unbearable. We’re advocating for them to receive the benefits they’re entitled to. 

We’re applying for funding for lots of people with cancer so that they can get to their medical appointments safely.

So far, we’ve secured taxi cards for between 150-200 clients and Blue Badges, which means they don't risk public transport in a pandemic and can travel and park for free at the hospital.

I’m so proud that we can provide this kind of support at Maggie's.
 

Support Maggie's

For every £1 we spent on providing benefits advice, over £50 is claimed in financial support for our visitors – a total of £37.5 million in 2019.

You can support Jay and our benefits advisors across the UK to do even more. Please consider giving a donation today.

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