Coping with Cancer in Hexham


Coping with Cancer is a local charity which supports and enables cancer sufferers to live with and beyond their diagnosis and treatment. It provides emotional, mental, social and physical support.

The team recently had an open day at our site on Burn Lane in Hexham, to launch the new range of one to one personal appointments for care and support for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis. They were pleased to meet new people and get them booked on to some of the free therapy sessions provided including counselling, acupuncture and complimentary therapy sessions.

Millie, who is a specialist cancer therapist, will be working from our site every Tuesday and at Hexham General Hospital every Friday from January 2022.

If you have been affected by cancer directly or with a loved one and want some support, please contact Coping with Cancer: 0192 2502026.

AGM and Annual Report 2020/21


Thank you to everyone who attended our 31st AGM on 8 December.

The event, which took place online again this year, included a review of the year by Director, Liz Prudhoe. She outlined how Adapt (NE) responded to the pandemic, running services differently and working with community groups to support people who needed it during lockdowns. Core services such as Advocacy, Healthwatch Northumberland and the Living Well Coordination Service continued to be delivered with staff working mostly from home. Transport services were stood down but we were able to help some individuals who were unable to get Patient Transport to hospital appointments.

An overview of the Living Well Coordination Service was given by Team Leader, Tania Thomas. She talked about how the service has helped individuals across West Northumberland during the pandemic and how they made calls to over 1400 people who were classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.

Our Chair, Lorraine Hershon, thanked Liz and all the staff for the work over what was a different and difficult year, and said Adapt (NE) is in a secure position going forward.

You can read more in our Annual Report 2020-21