Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise (CARE)

What is the project about?

The Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise (CARE) programme is a group-based exercise initiative for any individual at any stage of their cancer recovery or treatment. From pre-treatment preparation through with and beyond cancer, the CARE programme is there for any individual to enjoy their exercise alongside a likeminded group of individuals.

What we offer:
  • A three month all access free membership to the Portland Centre
  • Consultation and induction before starting the programme
  • One-to-one support
  • Additional fitness programmes
  • Optional fitness testing for participants
  • Coffee socials after sessions
  • Specialist seminars
The benefits to you:
  • Improved physical fitness levels
  • Pre-surgery preparation
  • Post-surgery support
  • Ongoing treatment support
  • Improved mental wellbeing
How to access CARE:

To access the CARE programme, please contact our Health Manager Josh Stevenson on

A word from our participants:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the programme and have benefitted a great deal physically and mentally. I enjoy the camaraderie that we have built up as a supportive group. If I didn’t continue to attend, there would be a big hole in my support network and friendship group that could not be filled elsewhere.”

“The CARE sessions have helped me rehabilitate at the end of my cancer treatment. I felt like I had lost control of my body, but after six months with the programme, I feel much more in control and a lot stronger. The group has helped me emotionally, everybody understands, and it means a lot to me.”

“It has really improved my mobility, strength, coordination, balance, stamina, and wellbeing. In addition to these, being with fellow cancer sufferers has provided a forum where I can talk to likeminded people who understand what I have been through and how I feel.”

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