Dot’s Place open for support

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Cancer support coordinator Betsy Barton is encouraging those in need to reach out for face-to-face support from Monday.
Camera IconCancer support coordinator Betsy Barton is encouraging those in need to reach out for face-to-face support from Monday. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Face-to-face support will once again be available at the Cancer Council South West Support Centre from Monday.

Dot’s Place Bunbury cancer support coordinator Betsy Barton said it had been a challenging time for many people living in the South West, especially for those who had been affected by cancer.

“We want to thank everyone living in the South West for their patience during this unique time and let them know local face-to-face information and support services are available once again,” she said.

“Our clients will still have the option to receive information and support from their own home via phone or video conferencing.

“This means less travel to Perth or other regional hubs for support; saving them time and money and reducing their stress levels.”

Face-to-face support is now available for those affected by cancer in the South West.
Camera IconFace-to-face support is now available for those affected by cancer in the South West. Credit: Ryan Ammon

Busselton resident Glenn Darby said the Cancer Council services were “so helpful” when he needed cancer support.

“Every cent counts when you’re sick,” Mr Darby said.

I had to quit my job straight away to undergo treatment and within a week they were helping me out. They put my mind at ease that there was help and support there.

Glenn Darby

“I was lucky, I had family and friends, but some people have no one and they need that support.

“We’re lucky in Australia we have these services that can help people out.”

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