The Lodge Cancer Support and Information Centre

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Important information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting our service

The Coronavirus pandemic is a challenging time for everyone but people living with cancer may be particularly affected. ​ Although the The Lodge is not currently open for face to face drop-in visits, you can still access telephone support and advice and we are able to offer booked appointments for wig fittings, and if you are not having active treatment, complementary therapies.

We are continuing to work towards restarting various services in a COVID-19 secure way, and these will be by booked appointments only. Please keep visiting the website or contact The Lodge for up-to-date information, details below.

We can offer advice on claiming benefits, make Macmillan grant applications, provide emotional support and someone to talk to, along with general guidance on coping at this difficult time. We may also signpost you to other support or post out information.

Macmillan Cancer Support Help line is also available on 0808 808 0000.

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The Lodge Cancer Support and Information Centre
Torbay Hospital​ Annexe
Newton Road
Torquay TQ2 7BA

Tel: 01803 656490
Email: The Lodge Cancer Support and Information Centre

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

The Lodge Cancer Support and Information Centre is available for anyone affected by cancer, whether for yourself, a carer, a friend or a health care professional. We can offer telephone or face-to-face support. You do not need a professional referral and may be having treatment at hospitals other than Torbay.

We offer information, emotional support, financial and benefits advice, applications for Macmillan grants, wig fitting service, headwear to purchase, complementary therapies, relaxation classes, pamper sessions for women and men, genetics counselling clinics, and signposting to a wide range of local support and services. ​

The Lodge is a warm, welcoming house; an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the hospital, with a pleasant garden to relax in when the weather is fine.

How to find us

The Lodge Cancer Support and Information Centre is situated on Torbay Hospital Annexe site next to Lidl supermarket.

Travelling by car

We have allocated free parking spaces directly in front of The Lodge building, which are signposted. Please provide your car registration number when you arrive at The Lodge and you will be given a parking pass to display on your car dashboard which will cover you for your visit.

Travelling by bus

The nearest bus stop is along Newton Road, just in front of Lidl supermarket, and is on the route for the number 12, 13, 35a, 35c buses. Up to date timetables and routes can be checked online:

Travelling by rail

Torre railway station is approximately 1 mile, and Torquay railway station is approximately 2 miles away from The Lodge.

National Rail
Enquiries: 03457 484950
Website: Journey Planner

Our mission statement

To provide support to adults affected by cancer as they navigate through their cancer journey, from diagnosis to living with and beyond cancer. We aim to work alongside medical, nursing and community teams to provide a safe space to share concerns, gain information and foster community connections, at a time when the individual needs it. We aim to provide and promote a range of services to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of those affected by cancer. 

Our values

Putting people first – our service is non-judgemental, person-centred and encourages empowerment.

  • Achieving excellence
  • Passionate about what we do
  • Always improving our services
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